The moderating role of explanatory style between experience and entrepreneurial self-efficacy

Chickery J. Kasouf, Sussie C. Morrish, Morgan P. Miles

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This paper aims to enhance our understanding of the cognitive conditions that facilitate entrepreneurial action by integrating prior literature from entrepreneurship and social psychology, a model is developed to explain the interrelationship between human and social capital, and two cognitive dimensions: explanatory style, and entrepreneurial self- efficacy that leads to positive entrepreneurial results. The paper: (1) proposes a conceptual framework to help direct future empirical research on the interrelationship between human capital, experience, explanatory style and entrepreneurial self efficacy; and (2) develops a decision-making matrix to guide policy makers towards enhancing the likelihood of entrepreneurial success. The paper contributes to our understanding of entrepreneurial self-efficacy by integrating a variety of perspectives to better comprehend the fuzzy front end of entrepreneurial self-efficacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2015


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