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The moderating role of explanatory style between experience and entrepreneurial self-efficacy


Kasouf, CJ and Morrish, SC and Miles, MP, The moderating role of explanatory style between experience and entrepreneurial self-efficacy, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11, (1) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1554-7191 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11365-013-0275-2


This paper aims to enhance our understanding of the cognitive conditions that facilitate entrepreneurial action by integrating prior literature from entrepreneurship and social psychology, a model is developed to explain the interrelationship between human and social capital, and two cognitive dimensions: explanatory style, and entrepreneurial self-efficacy that leads to positive entrepreneurial results. The paper: (1) proposes a conceptual framework to help direct future empirical research on the interrelationship between human capital, experience, explanatory style and entrepreneurial self efficacy; and (2) develops a decision-making matrix to guide policy makers towards enhancing the likelihood of entrepreneurial success. The paper contributes to our understanding of entrepreneurial self-efficacy by integrating a variety of perspectives to better comprehend the fuzzy front end of entrepreneurial self-efficacy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:entrepreneurial self-efficacy, explanatory style, experience, human and social capital, policy
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business systems in context
Research Field:Business systems in context not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Financial services
Objective Field:Financial services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Miles, MP (Professor Morgan Miles)
ID Code:91054
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2014-05-06
Last Modified:2017-05-24

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