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The impact of an entrepreneur’s age on entrepreneurial passion : an explanatory study

Huss, Simon (2020) The impact of an entrepreneur’s age on entrepreneurial passion : an explanatory study.

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Abstract:In the context of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial passion has an important role due to its relationships with several entrepreneurial outcomes. This is a research on the relationship between ‘age’ and ‘entrepreneurial passion’, where passion is divided into the three entrepreneurial activities ‘inventing’, ‘founding’ and ‘developing’. It was conducted among entrepreneurs who have a higher education background. The relationship between the two variables was tested with a Mann-Whitney test and a simple linear regression analysis. For each of the entrepreneurial activities, a weak positive linear relationship was identified. Therefore, it has been concluded that ‘age’ has a significant influence on ‘entrepreneurial passion’. This research contributes to the existing literature on entrepreneurial passion by examining the effect of ‘age’ as a predictor variable and not using it just as a control variable. It is shown that older entrepreneurs experience more passion for the three entrepreneurial activities ‘inventing’, ‘founding’ and developing’.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81853
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