n Journal of Contemporary Management - Employee perceptions and entrepreneurial intentions

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1815-7440



The perception that a person has of an entrepreneurial career ultimately influences his or her intention of pursuing such a career path. By investigating the perceptions that employees have of starting and managing an own business, the researchers looked for reasons why many individuals remain in the employment of others rather than embarking on an entrepreneurial career for themselves. The primary objective of this study was twofold, to establish the perceptions that employees have of an entrepreneurial career, and to establish the influence of these perceptions on their entrepreneurial intentions. Perceptions of an entrepreneurial career were established in terms of several work values. The data gathered from the 184 usable questionnaires was subjected to various statistical analyses. Multiple regression analysis was undertaken to investigate relationships between the perceptions held of self-employment and entrepreneurial intentions. The work values , and were identified as influencing the entrepreneurial intentions of employees participating in this study.

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