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Competentieontwikkeling op basis van persoonlijkheid : Vijf ingrediënten van Ondernemerschap

Strate, Maxie G. (2009) Competentieontwikkeling op basis van persoonlijkheid : Vijf ingrediënten van Ondernemerschap.

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Abstract:This study examined the personality facets which contribute to the development of the competency Entrepreneurship. A competency is characterized as “A latent ability of the person to perform effectively in a particular task or problem situation in a manner that can be objectively observed and evaluated." (Hoekstra & van Sluijs, 1999). The definition of Entrepreneurship in this study is based on behavior. “Entrepreneurs have to detect and to exploit opportunities, they have to make rapid decisions under uncertainty and in a resource constrained environment, they have to work harder than most employees, and they have to possess a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and abilities” (Sarasvathy, 2001; Shane, 2003). Literature research and an expert model from PiCompany show a collection of twelve personality facets which contribute to the development of the competency Entrepreneurship. Measurement takes place based on a personality questionnaire and a 360 degree feedback questionnaire. Distinction is made between feedback from the candidate him-/herself and from others. By using the data of 959 candidates results show that five facets predict the development of the competency Entrepreneurship: Drive (C3), Imagination (O1), Autonomy (O4), Rebound (N4) and Taking Charge (E4). In the discussion the implications of these results are discussed
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59113
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