We develop and test an overarching model of entrepreneurial intention that includes profit, social impact, and innovation as the three main drivers of entrepreneurial behavior. A holistic model is developed to identify separately the generic intention to be a self-employed entrepreneur from the associated intention to be a specific type of entrepreneur. The latter is revealed by using a conjoint experiment to reveal the individual's relative preferences for profit, social impact, and innovation outcomes. Using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis we provide insights into individuals' motivations for different types of entrepreneurial careers and for their multiple pathways to the same entrepreneurial type.
- 512 Business and Management
- Entrepreneurial heterogeneity
- Fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis
- General model of entrepreneurship
- Generic Entrepreneurial Intention
- Inclusive model of equifinal primary-purpose entrepreneurial intentions