|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Identity and entrepreneurship: do school peers shape entrepreneurial intentions?|
|Citation:||Falck O, Heblich S & Luedemann E (2012) Identity and entrepreneurship: do school peers shape entrepreneurial intentions?, Small Business Economics, 39 (1), pp. 39-59.|
|Abstract:||We incorporate the concept of social identity into entrepreneurship and analyze the determinants of having entrepreneurial intentions. We argue that an entrepreneurial identity results from an individual's socialization. This could be parental influence but, as argued in this paper, also peer influence. Based on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 data in which students report their entrepreneurial intentions at the age of 15, we find that having an entrepreneurial peer group has a positive effect on an individual's entrepreneurial intentions. We find that the strength of the peer effect in a country is moderated by prevailing values, namely individualism.|
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|Affiliation:||Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Germany|
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