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How do resilience and self-efficacy relate to entrepreneurial intentions in countries with varying degrees of fragility? A six-country study

Renko, Maija; Bullough, Amanda; Saeed, Saadat

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Maija Renko

Amanda Bullough



Abstract

Conflict, poverty and weak institutions create hardships for people, societies and economies on a global basis. We investigate macro-societal state fragility and stability. Within this context, and from a microfoundations perspective, we analyse individual-level constructs and particularly, the importance of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and individual resilience in forming the intent to start a business. With primary data from Afghanistan, Iraq, Peru, Tajikistan, the United States and Finland, we find that under stable conditions, a belief in one’s entrepreneurial ability – entrepreneurial self-efficacy – is critical. Conversely, under adverse conditions, as evident in fragile states, the ability to grow from adversity – individual resilience – is the more meaningful resource.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 17, 2020
Publication Date Mar 1, 2021
Deposit Date Oct 19, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 20, 2020
Journal International Small Business Journal
Print ISSN 0266-2426
Electronic ISSN 1741-2870
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 2
Pages 130-156
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242620960456
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1259923

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