Individual Intention to Become an Entrepreneur: Technological Perspective

Mousa Albashrawi*, Tawfiq Alashoor

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Abstract

Since entrepreneurs contribute to the economy of nations by creating new ventures and job opportunities, they are considered valuable assets. Entrepreneurship literature has given much attention to what drives individuals to become entrepreneurs from various perspectives, however, it is lacking with regard to IT cognitive and emotional factors that can influence individuals to become entrepreneurs. This research in progress sheds light on the technological perspective and develops a theoretical model that extends theory of planned behavior by incorporating IT factors into established entrepreneurial models. Particularly, the developed model explains how general computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety can determine entrepreneurial intention. SEM is used to test the developed model and preliminary results are presented. Potential contributions are communicated to both academia and industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT for an Inclusive World : Industry 4.0 - Towards the Smart Enterprise
EditorsYoucef Baghdadi, Antoine Harfouche, Marta Musso
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer VS
Publication date2020
Pages469-481
ISBN (Print)9783030342685
ISBN (Electronic)9783030342692
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society. ICTO 2018 - University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Nanterre, France
Duration: 22 Mar 201823 Mar 2018
Conference number: 4
https://icto2018.webs.com/

Conference

Conference4th International conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations and Society. ICTO 2018
Number4
LocationUniversity of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
CountryFrance
CityNanterre
Period22/03/201823/03/2018
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
Volume35
ISSN2195-4968

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial intention
  • TBP
  • IT
  • General computer self-efficacy
  • Computer anxiety

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