The Influence of Entrepreneurial Intention on Aspiring Entrepreneurs’ Opportunity Recognition: The Roles of Career Optimism and Career Goal-Setting

Eric ASANTE, Tingting CHEN, Emmanuel AFFUM-OSEI

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Abstract

Entrepreneurial opportunities are very important in the decisions people make to choose entrepreneurship as their career. This makes one’s ability to recognize entrepreneurial opportunities very important. The current study explored the influence of entrepreneurial intention on opportunity recognition. We conducted a two-wave study among 283 aspiring entrepreneurs in Ghana. We proposed and found that entrepreneurial intention had a positive relationship with aspiring
entrepreneurs’ opportunity recognition. We also found that both career optimism and career goal-setting mediated the positive relationship of entrepreneurial intention on opportunity recognition. Again, we found that confidence in venture
creation played an interesting moderating role. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Conference

Conference33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Abbreviated titleANZAM2019
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period3/12/196/12/19
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    ASANTE, E., CHEN, T., & AFFUM-OSEI, E. (2019). The Influence of Entrepreneurial Intention on Aspiring Entrepreneurs’ Opportunity Recognition: The Roles of Career Optimism and Career Goal-Setting. 33rd Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Cairns, Australia.