Hosts of sharing accommodation platforms are considered an evolving mode of entrepreneurs. This study aimed to examine the relationship among entrepreneurship capital (EC), perceived feasibility (PF), perceived desirability (PD), and entrepreneurial intention (EI) in sharing lodging by using the entrepreneurial event (SEE) model. Particularly, EC was evaluated as a second-order factor with four first-order sub-variables: financial, social, intellectual, and human capital (HC). Data were collected from online surveys completed by 328 respondents. Second-order factor analysis and structural equation modeling were used in the analysis. Results confirmed that all four sub-variables contributed to inclusive capital. Inclusive capital positively influenced PF and PD, which led to EI. This study contributes to the evolving knowledge of sharing accommodations and enriches the research body of entrepreneurship via examining hosts of sharing lodging as innovative micro-entrepreneurs. It offers practical tools to help prospective hosts assess whether they are ready to operate a sharing lodging business.
entrepreneurship capital, entrepreneurial intention, perceived desirability, perceived feasibility, sharing accommodations
Jaewook Kim: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5994-5971
Liang (Rebecca) Tang: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9284-980X
Linan Zhang: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9559-8823
Kim, J., Tang, L., Wang, X., & Zhang, L. (2022). What factors affect entrepreneurial intention in sharing accommodations? The application of the entrepreneurial event model. Journal of Global Hospitality and Tourism, 1(1), 31-50. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/2771-5922.214.171.1242
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