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Prior exposure to entrepreneurial experience and risk perception : a comparative study of potential entrepreneurs in Canada and China

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dc.contributor.advisor Olson, Bradley
dc.contributor.author Zhai, Jun
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-04T15:45:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-04T15:45:15Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/635
dc.description vii, 69 leaves ; 29 cm en
dc.description.abstract This project investigated how potential entrepreneurs evaluate opportunities in the pre-startup phase of a new venture creation process. Based on Busenitz and Lau’s (1997) cross-cultural cognitive model of new venture creation, I examined the relationship between risk perception and a potential entrepreneur’s intention to start a venture, as well as the moderating effect of a potential entrepreneur’s prior exposure to entrepreneurial experience on this relationship. In addition, I looked at the impact of uncertainty avoidance orientation on risk perception using samples collected from Canada and China. Results showed that risk perception was negatively related to entrepreneurial intention. However, it was found that one’s prior exposure to entrepreneurial experience did not offset the negative impact of high risk perception on entrepreneurial intention. Interestingly, Canadian students from a society with lower levels of uncertainty avoidance were found to be less risk-taking and have higher risk perception than Chinese students. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, 2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management) en
dc.subject Risk management -- Canada -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.subject Risk management -- China -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship -- Canada -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship -- China -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.subject New business enterprises -- Canada -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.subject New business enterprises -- China -- Cross-cultural studies en
dc.title Prior exposure to entrepreneurial experience and risk perception : a comparative study of potential entrepreneurs in Canada and China en
dc.type Other en
dc.publisher.faculty Management en

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