Factors Influencing Opportunity Driven Nascent Entrepreneurs in Europe and Asia
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing to become opportunity driven entrepreneurs. Based on Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data in 2015, 7,465 samples of nascent entrepreneurs from 13 countries of Europe (n=3,678), and 10 countries of Asia (n=3,787) were analyzed by logistic regression technique. A range of cognitive and demographic factors were examined.The result showed that perceived business opportunity, fear of failure, and education level are the significant antecedent factors to become an opportunity driven nascent entrepreneur for both Europe and Asia. Entrepreneurial networking and self efficacy were found to influence the likelihood to become an opportunity driven nascent entrepreneur for Asia but not in Europe. Logistic regression analysis also showed that young people seemed to become an opportunity driven nascent entrepreneurs than senior people.Education level had a positive effect on a chance to become an opportunity derive entrepreneurs. Policy implications and finding results have been discussed.