Ruhle, Sascha Mühlbauer, Daniel Grünhagen, Marc Rothenstein, Jens
Year of Publication:
Schumpeter Discussion Papers 2010-004
This working paper addresses the question which dimensions of Ajzens (1988) Theory of Planned Behavior, named attitude towards start-up, perceived behavioral control and subjective norms can be used to explain the entrepreneurial intentions of business students. Furthermore we hypotheses an influence of attendance in entre-preneurship lectures, having entrepreneurs within ones family and the cultural background as possible enhancers of entrepreneurial intentions via the dimensions of the TPB. We found not only a highly significant connection between all dimensions of Ajzens model and the entrepreneurial intention, but although evidences for an influence of the individuals social and cultural background on the EI.