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New Technologies and Entrepreneurial Intention

  • Natalia Martin-CruzEmail author
  • Ana Isabel Rodriguez-Escudero
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)

Abstract

New technologies are powerful tools to create, disseminate, articulate, and exploit knowledge. Entrepreneurs use these technologies to promote the creation of new ventures. However, recent studies demonstrate that new technologies are not sufficient to enhance the process of venture creation. We use the fundamentals of the theory of planned behavior to understand the impact of new technologies on entrepreneurial intention. Empirical literature related to university students shows that entrepreneurial intention is dependent on attitudes toward entrepreneurship, social norms, and self-efficacy. We therefore evaluate an empirical model in a sample of students enrolled in the 2012–2013 academic year in the University of Valladolid (Spain).

Keywords

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial intentions New technologies Theory of planned behavior 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Martin-Cruz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Isabel Rodriguez-Escudero
    • 2
  1. 1.INSISOC Research Group, Department of Business Management and MarketingBusiness School of Universidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Dpto. de Organización de Empresas y CIMUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain

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