From entrepreneurial intentions to actions: Self-control and action-related doubt, fear, and aversion

M.W. van Gelderen, T. Kautonen, M. Fink

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Abstract

This study draws on the Rubicon model of action phases to study the actions or lack of actions that follow the formation of entrepreneurial intentions. Concurrently, it examines the roles of self-control and action-related emotions in explaining the intention-action gap using longitudinal survey data (N. = 161). The results show that self-control positively moderates the relationship between intention and action, and that it counters the rise of action-related fear, doubt, and aversion. We also find evidence for interaction effects between action aversion, action doubt, and intention strength. Our results signal the importance of studying moderators of the intention-action relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-673
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Volume30
Issue number5
Early online date8 Feb 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Volume 30, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages 655–673

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