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We investigated how internal and external locus of control relate to entrepreneurial intentions from the perspective of a developing country, Ghana. We further examined whether gender interferes the relationship between locus of control and entrepreneurial intentions.

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This study highlights the fact that individuals are inspired to become entrepreneurs by external factors than their traits. Further, irrespective of one's gender (male or female), his/her entrepreneurial intention is more likely to be influenced by external locus of control.


This study provides empirical insights from Ghana (most business friendly developing economy) for decisions regarding reduction of unemployment through entrepreneurship.

Sam Kris Hilton
Kricet Insight, UK

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This page is a summary of: Locus of control and entrepreneurial intention: a study in a developing economy, Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, February 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jeas-04-2020-0051.
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