Self-Efficacy: Conditioning the Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • René Mauer
  • Helle Neergaard
  • Anne Kirketerp Linstad
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 24)

Since Bandura’s original work (Bandura 1977a), the self-efficacy concept has become an important variable within social psychology research. However, it has also been invoked in numerous other areas of research: organization theory, human resource theory, cognition and behavioral theory, as well as identity theory, in connection with topics such as health, stress, leadership, commitment, ethnicity, religion, gender, culture, social class, because it emphasizes values that we perceive as important in the Western world such as achievement and performance (Gecas 1989).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Mauer
    • 1
  • Helle Neergaard
    • 2
  • Anne Kirketerp Linstad
    • 3
  1. 1.Chair for Business Studies and Sciences, for Engineers and ScientistsRWTH AachenGermany
  2. 2.Department of ManagementAarhus School of Business, Aarhus UniversityAarhus VDenmark
  3. 3.Universe Research LabSoenderborgDenmark

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