Purpose – Understanding the factors that influence entrepreneurs throughout the entrepreneurial process has been a vital topic of entrepreneurial research. Despite societal changes, male entrepreneurs still outnumber females. The purpose of this paper is to develop a greater grasp on the factors that contribute to this phenomenon. Design/methodology/approach – Utilizing social dominance theory and social cognition theory, the authors suggest that a female entrepreneur’s social dominance orientation (SDO) and mentorship experiences will influence her social and conventional entrepreneurial intention. Findings – The authors’ theorizing suggests SDO can lower entrepreneurial self-efficacy which in turn can lower conventional entrepreneurial intentions but increase social intentions in some women. However, if the entrepreneur has mentoring, the effect could be dissipated. Originality/value – This paper is one of the first to examine the impact of SDO on entrepreneurial intentions, and builds on the work of other scholars.
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Muldoon, J., Lucy, C. and Lidzy, S. (2019), "The impact of social dominance orientation on female entrepreneurial intention", New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 109-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/NEJE-05-2019-0025