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Main Title: Founder personalities, behaviors and new venture success in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author(s): Rashid, Lubna
Alzafari, Khaled
Kratzer, Jan
Type: Article
Is Part Of: 10.14279/depositonce-10215
Language Code: en
Abstract: Facing heightened levels of political instability and institutional fragility, several sub-Saharan African countries have been responding with innovation policies and entrepreneurship support structures. With little scholarly knowledge on who those entrepreneurs are at an individual level, however, the ability to effectively support innovative new ventures in some of the world's most compromised regions would remain limited. Based on a sample of 232 entrepreneurs, this study attempts to enlighten the relationship between personality characteristics of entrepreneurs and their behaviors and subsequent success. This study thereby extends the entrepreneurship literature applying the Five-Factor Model of Personality to a new context while enriching knowledge on the personality-behavior relationship in entrepreneurship. Several findings and theoretical concepts are synthesized while evaluating new venture success from a behavioral lens among largely innovative, social-driven entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan countries, providing important implications for research, policy, and practice.
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2019
Date Available: 22-Feb-2021
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
150 Psychologie
Subject(s): African entrepreneurs
big five
entrepreneurial and managerial behaviors
start-up success
fragile states
Journal Title: Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Volume: 151
Article Number: 119766
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2019.119766
EISSN: 1873-5509
ISSN: 0040-1625
Appears in Collections:FG Entrepreneurship & Innovationsmanagement (EIM) » Publications

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