Entrepreneurial passion and a firm’s innovation strategies

Luu, Ngoc and Nguyen, Huy (2020) Entrepreneurial passion and a firm’s innovation strategies. Journal of Small Business Management. pp. 1-25. ISSN 0047-2778

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Drawing upon the role of affect in the entrepreneurship model and the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, this study surveyed 195 entrepreneurs in Vietnam and found that entrepreneurial passion has a positive effect on a firm’s exploratory innovation strategies and a complex inverted U-shaped effect on the exploitative innovation strategies. These results extend the literature on entrepreneurial emotions and underscore the need to depart from the simplistic linear association between entrepreneurial passion and firm-level indicators. Furthermore, this study enriches our understanding of three types of entrepreneurs’ social identities by supporting their contingent effects on the links between passion and innovation strategies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Passion, Innovation
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Strategy and Marketing
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2020 08:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/89856

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