Dissecting the effect of family business exposure on entrepreneurial implementation intention

Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu, Mohamed Yacine Haddoud, Uchenna Tony-Okeke, Dongmei Cao, Witold Nowiński

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Purpose - Scholars have typically examined family business exposure as an aggregate variable. However, it is probable that this trend oversimplifies the complexity of family exposure and its nuanced influence on entrepreneurial behaviour. Thus, to extend the theoretical boundary, this inquiry investigates distinct dimensions of family exposure in Nigeria while drawing on the theory of planned behaviour.

Design/methodology/approach - Data were collected from five public universities in Nigeria. A sample of 1,314 respondents was analysed using a partial least squares structural equation modelling approach to determine the influence of alternate family business exposures.

Findings - The results show that entrepreneurial exposure in the forms of parent, family member and work involvement have salient and distinctive influences on implementation intention to the extent that entrepreneurial self-efficacy, attitudes and subjective norms are uniquely impacted.

Originality/value - This study offers novel insights on the predictors of entrepreneurial implementation intention through the distinctive effects of (1) family member exposure, (2) parent exposure and (3) work involvement exposure among students in the family firm context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1438-1462
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research
Issue number6
Early online date6 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2022

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • family business background
  • Theory of planned behaviour
  • Implementation intention
  • Nigeria


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