Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176546
Authors: 
Traikova, Diana
Manolova, Tatiana S.
Möllers, Judith
Buchenrieder, Gertrud
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship [ISSN:] 1793-706X [Volume:] 22 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 03 [Pages:] 1-21
Abstract: 
In this study, we augment Ajzen’s Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) with an institutional embeddedness logic to develop and test a mediated model of the effects of perceived corruption on attitudes, social norms and perceived behavioral control, which in turn determine entrepreneurial intentions. We test our three hypotheses on a sample of 231 aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to start a non-farm business in three rural regions of Bulgaria. In our exploratory case study, we find that corruption perceptions are partially mediated by entrepreneurial attitudes and perceived control, but not by social norms. Corruption perceptions are positively associated with entrepreneurial intentions, indicative of the deeply rooted social acceptance of corruption in many transition economies. Theoretical, practitioner and public policy implications are discussed.
Subjects: 
corruption perceptions
entrepreneurial intentions
mediation
TPB
transition economies
rural entrepreneurship
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version
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