The Role of it on Entrepreneurial Intention: The Effect of General Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety

Mousa Albashrawi, Tawfiq Alashoor

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Entrepreneurs represent valuable assets to any society. They contribute to the economy of nations by creating new ventures and job opportunities. The question of what drives individuals to become entrepreneurs has received much attention by entrepreneurship scholars. However, the entrepreneurship literature is lacking with regard to IT cognitive and emotional factors that can significantly influence individuals to become entrepreneurs. In this study, we propose a theoretical model that extends theory of planned behavior by incorporating the technological role into established entrepreneurial models. In particular, the proposed model explains how general computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety determine entrepreneurial intention. We plan to replicate established hypotheses and test novel ones using a unique design that has a potential methodological contribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2017 Proceedings : A Tradition of Innovation
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2017
Article number1103
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683142
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201712 Aug 2017
Conference number: 23


ConferenceAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Internet address


  • Entrepreneurial intention
  • IT
  • TPB
  • Computer self-efficacy

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