Alexandru Anichiti, Gina Ionela Butnaru


Entrepreneurship can promote innovation and economic development in a region or country. The importance given to entrepreneurship can be partly explained by the fact that the innovation resulted from the formation of new enterprises is considered the basis for economic growth and development. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of perceptions of enablers of entrepreneurial intention in Romania. Therefore, using a sample of 2002 surveys from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor from 2015, we measured the influence of perceptions on entrepreneurial intention of Romanian respondents. We tested their effect using also control variables such as: age, income, education, and gender. The empirical results show that perceived opportunities, perceived skills, and role models are important factors in the intention of starting a new business in Romania.


Entrepreneurial intention; entrepreneurship; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; perceptions; startup intent; Romania


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