Alex Bignotti

Alex Bignotti
University of Pretoria | UP · Department of Business Management

PhD (Entrepreneurship)

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Introduction
Alex has a keen interest in entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social change. His work currently focuses on social entrepreneurship, especially in an African context. Under the same research umbrella, his work also focuses on entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial personality and entrepreneurship education, especially with a focus on the youth and disadvantaged individuals.

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Purpose Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a vehicle for bringing about the development of different economic sectors in various geographical regions, and it is believed to result in greater productivity and entrepreneurial performance in agriculture. To date, there are no empirically verified holistic models focussing on the deve...
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Purpose In spite of research on entrepreneurial intentions being a mature field of enquiry, little is known about the influence of experience on entrepreneurial intentions, especially among the youth and in developing contexts. This paper aims to investigate the impact of different types of experience – entrepreneurial early childhood experiences,...
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Purpose Entrepreneurship is considered as a possible solution to youth unemployment, and the number of initiatives fostering youth entrepreneurship has multiplied accordingly, also in Africa. However, the effectiveness of such initiatives also lies in whether young people display personality and contextual dimensions conducive to starting and runn...
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We build on the work of Haynie and Shepherd (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 33, 695–714, 2009), who introduced five dimensions of cognitive adaptability in an entrepreneurial context, and Urban (Management Dynamics, 21, 16–33, 2012a), who explored the relationship of cognitive adaptability with entrepreneurial intention. There is evidence th...
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Background: Entrepreneurship education interventions are deemed effective when they enhance interns’ entrepreneurial intent (EI) and entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE). Notwithstanding the emergence of internship as an experiential learning approach in entrepreneurship education, evidence about their potential to foster EI and ESE lacks systemisat...
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Orientation: Against the backdrop of recent youth unemployment dynamics, scholars have increasingly focused their attention on youth entrepreneurial intentions and their associated factors, such as entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial characteristics. Research purpose: This article investigated the individual and combined effect of entre...

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This project proposes to build the foundation of social entrepreneurship education and research in Africa.