Individual Social Capital and the Implementation of Entrepreneurial Intentions: The case of Russia
The current research hypothesized that individual social capital facilitates the implementation of one’s intention to start a business. The research samples were drawn from a sample of 2061 adult respondents: a sub-sample of 269 adults who stated their intention to start their own business during the next two years (‘intenders’) and a matching sub-sample of 270 who said they did not intend to do so (‘non-intenders’). The study shows that the ‘intenders’ possessed greater individual social capital. These resources had a positive indirect impact (through increased perceived behavioural control and attitude) on their intention to start their own business.