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Business planning : the relationship between passion for inventing, need for autonomy and team innovativeness in new venture teams

Voss, L. (2017) Business planning : the relationship between passion for inventing, need for autonomy and team innovativeness in new venture teams.

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Abstract:This paper contributes to research, exploring the influence of the entrepreneur’s characteristics on the innovativeness of a new venture team. It, therefore, studies the effect of the need for autonomy and passion for inventing on team innovativeness during the business planning phase. The research question is answered by studying a sample (n=51) of technology students at a Dutch university, simulating the process of founding a start-up. The outcomes are analyzed by conducting a correlation and linear regression analysis. Against the assumption derived from literature, the study was not able to indicate a significant relationship between the individual’s need for autonomy and both measurements of team innovativeness. The study reveals that passion for inventing has a significant, positive influence on both, the climate for innovation and the innovative work behavior. However, the degree of the passion’s identity centrality does not have a significant relationship with team innovativeness. A possible explanation for this paper’s findings could lie in the environment and context of the new venture teams. Regarding the effect of passion, the results support the previous literature and expand the existing insights on the team level. Especially for the team composition, this paper provides useful information.
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/72660
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