Social Capital Multidimensionality as a Determinant of Entrepreneurial Intention: Evidence from Mexico and Spain
Jesús Palma-Ruiz, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico ; Ana Serrano-Bedia, María López-Fernández, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain
IJSEUS Volume 10, Number 3, ISSN 2574-8254 Publisher: IGI Global
The assessment of the university and family social environments is relevant due to the influence during the individual's formative years, effecting the individual's development, career and occupational preferences. In an attempt to deepen the understanding of social capital, the authors proposed an examination of its dimensionality. Hypotheses were formulated building upon three dimensions—cognitive, structural, and relational—embedded in both contexts as determinants of entrepreneurial self-efficacy and intention. Implications are discussed promoting an appropriate social capital dimension and favorable environment for individuals to access information, resources, and support, with the purpose to foster and motivate their entrepreneurial spirit. Structural equation modeling was used considering 399 undergraduate students from universities in Mexico and Spain.
Palma-Ruiz, J., Serrano-Bedia, A. & López-Fernández, M. (2019). Social Capital Multidimensionality as a Determinant of Entrepreneurial Intention: Evidence from Mexico and Spain. International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society, 10(3), 43-56. IGI Global.