The influence of individual perceptions and the urban/rural environment on nascent entrepreneurship

Joan Lluís Capelleras, Ignacio Contín-Pilart, Victor Martin-Sanchez, Martín Larraza-Kintana

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Abstract

Individual perceptions have been shown to affect the decision to start a new firm. This decision is also contingent upon the context in which actions are taken. However, not much is known about the joint impact of entrepreneurs' perceptions and the urban/rural environment where the firm is created. The purpose of this paper is to examine how nascent entrepreneurship is influenced by individual perceptions and the urban/rural context. Using data from the Spanish GEM project, the results of a series of logistic regression models indicate that opportunity perception and self-efficacy have a positive influence on the probability of becoming a nascent entrepreneur. Interestingly, we also find that individuals in rural areas who perceive new opportunities are more likely to become nascent entrepreneurs rather than those who live in urban ones. © Investigaciones Regionales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-113
JournalInvestigaciones Regionales
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Individual perceptions
  • Nascent entrepreneurship
  • Urban/rural environment

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