Toward A Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions

  • Jennie Elfving
  • Malin Brännback
  • Alan Carsrud
Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 24)


In this chapter, the authors challenge the existing linear views of entrepreneurial intentions by proposing a contextual model of entrepreneurial intentions (EIM). This model, initially proposed by Elfving (2008), bridges self-efficacy, motivations, and intentions, in particular it addresses the role that specific goals and motivations play in intentionality. In addition, the chapter addresses the issues of the inconsistent effect of social norms on entrepreneurial intentions. It builds upon the prior work of a broad range of researchers, including those represented in the other chapters in this cluster on entrepreneurial intentions within this volume.


Social Norm Entrepreneurial Activity Entrepreneurial Intention Entrepreneurial Behavior Reciprocal Causation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennie Elfving
    • 1
  • Malin Brännback
    • 2
  • Alan Carsrud
    • 3
  1. 1.Rödsövägen 149KarlebyFinland
  2. 2.Dept. Of Business StudiesChair of International Business, Åbo Akademi UniversityÅboFinland
  3. 3.Loretta Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and StrategyTed Rogers School of Management, Ryerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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