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When fear of failure leads to intentions to act entrepreneurially: Insights from threat appraisals and coping efficacy

Hunter, Erik and Jenkins, Anna and Mark-Herbert, Cecilia (2021). When fear of failure leads to intentions to act entrepreneurially: Insights from threat appraisals and coping efficacy. International Small Business Journal. 39 , 0266242620967006 , 407-423
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Abstract

Calls in the entrepreneurship literature have advocated theory development and empirical studies exploring fear of failure. Often viewed as an inhibitory factor towards entrepreneurial activity, contemporary research has suggested that fear of failure can also motivate entrepreneurial activity. To explore this issue, we draw on Protection Motivation Theory to conceptualise and operationalise fear of failure. We find support for the notion that fear of failure prompts the adoption of entrepreneurial strategies, provided the entrepreneur believes they have the ability to act entrepreneurially, and that by so doing, their financial situation will improve. Our approach extends the literature on fear of failure in an entrepreneurship context by disentangling cognitive and behavioural aspects focusing not only on threat appraisals, but also on how entrepreneurs cope with them.

Authors/Creators:Hunter, Erik and Jenkins, Anna and Mark-Herbert, Cecilia
Title:When fear of failure leads to intentions to act entrepreneurially: Insights from threat appraisals and coping efficacy
Series Name/Journal:International Small Business Journal
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:39
Article number:0266242620967006
Number of Pages:17
ISSN:0266-2426
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
Keywords:emotions, entrepreneurship, fear of failure, Protection Motivation Theory, Swedish farmers
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109260
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-109260
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DOI10.1177/0266242620967006
Web of Science (WoS)000598474500001
ID Code:25347
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology (until 2020)
(S) > Dept. of Forest Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:15 Sep 2021 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:15 Sep 2021 12:31

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