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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (5) : 698-704     DOI:
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Entrepreneurial Motivation Research: Conceptual Structure, Influence Factors and Theoretical Models
DUAN Jin-Yun;WANG Peng;ZHU Yue-Long
(Department of Psychology, Soochow University; Key Research Institute of Education Ministry - Center for Chinese Urbanization Studies, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China)
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Abstract  Entrepreneurial motivation refers to entrepreneurs’ psychological tendency that drives individual entrepreneurship, and it is the effective predictor of entrepreneurial behaviors. The article summarized the influencing factors of entrepreneurial motivation, which include the Big Five personality characteristics, self-efficacy, goals and environments factors, on the basis of introduction of concepts, structural models and measuring instruments of entrepreneurial motivation. Then the authors elucidated classical entrepreneurial motivation theories, containing pull and push theory, simple and complex theory, as well as the lately put forward theory of emancipation. Finally, the authors discussed the future directions about entrepreneurial motivation research.
Keywords entrepreneurial motivation      structural model      pull and push theory      emancipation theory     
Corresponding Authors: DUAN Jin-Yun   
Issue Date: 15 May 2012
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DUAN Jin-Yun,WANG Peng,ZHU Yue-Long. Entrepreneurial Motivation Research: Conceptual Structure, Influence Factors and Theoretical Models[J]. , 2012, 20(5): 698-704.
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