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The influence of personality on entrepreneurial performance. An investigation of the effects of the big five personality factors and entrepreneurial learning on the subjective performance of start-up entrepreneurs.

Beek, R. C. van (2017) The influence of personality on entrepreneurial performance. An investigation of the effects of the big five personality factors and entrepreneurial learning on the subjective performance of start-up entrepreneurs.

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Abstract:This research aims to proof the relationship between the Big Five personality factors to entrepreneurial performance, which was measured using subjective performance measures. Entrepreneurial learning - which has been measured through courses followed at an incubator called Venture Lab - was expected to have a moderating effect on this relationship. First, multiple regression analysis has been used to test the different relationships, secondly, a moderated effect regression analysis has been conducted. The results show that extraversion has a significant positive effect on entrepreneurial performance, while the amount of courses that are followed has a significant negative effect on entrepreneurial performance. No significant moderating effect was found. The positive effect of extraversion was expected and in line with previous research. The result that the amount of courses has a negative effect on subjective company performance was unexpected.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72312
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