Institutional Environments and Social Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Case of Thailand

Wisuwat Wannamakok, Yu Yu Chang

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This paper provides an empirically tested model that clarifies the relationships of institutional environment dimensions. This model also reveals the mediating role of perceived desirability and feasibility toward social entrepreneurial intentions. This paper is the first attempt to apply institutional environments into social entrepreneurial intentions in Thailand. A total of 530 undergraduate students from four universities in Thailand were analyzed. All hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling. The results indicated that two institutional environments dimensions, which are regulatory and cognitive, have a positive, significant, and direct effect on social entrepreneurial intentions, but normative dimension has an insignificant direct effect on social entrepreneurial intentions. Perceived feasibility mediated all institutional environment dimensions, whereas perceived desirability insignificantly mediated all institutional environment dimensions. Therefore, this research presents a new understanding of the effects of institutional environments on social entrepreneurial intentions. It may also promote emerging and important global activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-111
Number of pages15
JournalReview of Integrative Business and Economics Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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