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Author(s): Costa, S. F.
Caetano, A.
Santos, S. C.
Date: 2016
Title: Entrepreneurship as a career option: do temporary workers have the competencies, intention and willingness to become entrepreneurs?
Volume: 25
Number: 2
Pages: 129 - 154
ISSN: 0971-3557
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1177/0971355716650363
Keywords: Career path
Entrepreneurial competencies
Entrepreneurial intention
Temporary workers
Abstract: This study analyses the entrepreneurial intentions and the willingness of temporary workers to consider entrepreneurship as a career option. Specifically, we analyse the self-perception of entrepreneurial competencies of a group of temporary workers. A total of 184 temporary workers participated in the study. We performed a multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) to identify profiles of entrepreneurial competencies according to temporary workers' entrepreneurial intention and willingness to consider entrepreneurship as a career option. We conclude that temporary workers do not always perceive themselves as having the necessary competencies to choose for entrepreneurship in their occupational paths. The self-perception of different levels of entrepreneurial competencies is also associated with different intentions and willingness to consider entrepreneurship as a career option. Finally, we provide insights for practice, which can be considered as a starting point for activities aiming to develop entrepreneurial competencies at the individual or organisational levels.
Peerreviewed: yes
Access type: Open Access
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