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Toward A Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions

  • Elfving J
  • Brännback M
  • Carsrud A
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In this chapter, the authors challenge the existing linear views of entrepreneurial intentions by proposing a contextual model of entrepreneurial intentions ({EIM}). This model, initially proposed by Elfving (2008), bridges self-efficacy, motivations, and intentions, in particular it addresses the role that specific goals and motivations play in intentionality. In addition, the chapter addresses the issues of the inconsistent effect of social norms on entrepreneurial intentions. It builds upon the prior work of a broad range of researchers, including those represented in the other chapters in this cluster on entrepreneurial intentions within this volume.




Elfving, J., Brännback, M., & Carsrud, A. (2009). Toward A Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions. In Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind (pp. 23–33). Springer New York.

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