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Opportunity Motivation and Growth Aspirations of Mexican Entrepreneurs: The Moderating Role of the Household Income

Tecnologico de Monterrey, EGADE Business School, Av General Ramón Corona 2514, Col. Nuevo Mexico, Zapopan 45138, Mexico
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Sustainability 2019, 11(22), 6288; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11226288
Received: 30 September 2019 / Revised: 29 October 2019 / Accepted: 1 November 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019
Framed in the Theory of Planned Behavior, this work analyzes the entrepreneurial growth aspirations in efficiency-driven economies and examines the interaction effect of household income on the relationship between opportunity entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth aspirations. We propose a growth aspirations model using GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) data, with two explanatory variables: increased wealth and independence, and a moderating variable (household income). Hypotheses were validated with the use of hierarchical regression, and we find that that opportunity motivation is positively related to the entrepreneurial intention to expand entrepreneurial business activities. A second interesting finding of this study is that the independent effects model infers that growth aspirations are significantly related to household income. View Full-Text
Keywords: growth; aspirations; opportunity-driven; entrepreneurship; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; income; gender; household; motivation growth; aspirations; opportunity-driven; entrepreneurship; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; income; gender; household; motivation
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Carreón-Gutiérrez, J.P.; Saiz-Álvarez, J.M. Opportunity Motivation and Growth Aspirations of Mexican Entrepreneurs: The Moderating Role of the Household Income. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6288.

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