Behavior of entrepreneurs and volition

Sahut, Jean-Michel (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Ilouga, Nyock S. (University of Yaoundé, Cameroon) ; Hikkerova, L. (IPAG Business School, France)

Volition is an important characteristic in the field of training and vocational guidance. Literature on entrepreneurship has focused on this concept to better understand the behavior of the entrepreneur ( Achtziger & Gollwitzer, 2008). This study analyzes the personal characteristics involved in the process of transformation of intentions into actions in the field of entrepreneurship. Three categories of people were included in this study, whi ch allowed us to circumvent the methodological problems associated with the implementation of a longitudinal study. Thus, our sample consisted of university and business school students, potential entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs. We conducted a variance a nalysis after confirming the homogeneity of each group, thus allowing intergroup comparisons. We found that volitional capacities are mobilized in a successive order, one after the other. In addition, this order is determined by the individual’s progress o n the process of creation.


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full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-FR
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Bucharest, Romania, 23-24 June 2016
Date:
Bucharest, Romania
23-24 June 2016
2016
Pagination:
10 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD) 2016
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