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Change tolerance, group focus and students' entrepreneurial intentions: does gender matter?

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Purpose This study examines the impact of cultural dimensions on entrepreneurial intentions (EIs) and the mediating role of planned behavior (TPB) determinants between change tolerance (CT), group focus (GF), and EIs for both men and women in the context of international business schools. Design/methodology/approach Using a quantitative research design, data were collected in France through anonymous questionnaires. The data consisted of responses from 480 business students. Structural equation modeling (SEM) and the bootstrap method with PROCESS macro were used to determine the significance of the mediation effects. Findings Results reveal the strong impact of CT on the EIs of both men and women through TPB antecedents. They also indicate that GF has an indirect effect on EIs through TPB antecedents for men and an indirect multiple mediation effect on EIs through CT and TPB antecedents for both men and women. Originality/value The extended TPB model is original in that it supports both the determinants of planned behavior and cultural dimensions and provides a valuable perspective through its findings on cultural and gender diversity in entrepreneurship.

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hal-03402736 , version 1 (25-10-2021)

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Gloria Haddad, Ghada Haddad, Gautam Nagpal. Change tolerance, group focus and students' entrepreneurial intentions: does gender matter?. European Journal of Management and Business Economics, 2021, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print), ⟨10.1108/EJMBE-05-2021-0153⟩. ⟨hal-03402736⟩
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