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Effectuation or causation: An fsQCA analysis of entrepreneurial passion, risk perception, and self-efficacy

Silvia Stroe, Vinit Parida and Joakim Wincent

Journal of Business Research, 2018, vol. 89, issue C, 265-272

Abstract: This paper enriches the literature on entrepreneurial decision-making logic by investigating nascent entrepreneurs' use of effectuation and causation. The configurational effect of passion, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and risk perception is tested for causal and effectual decision-making. The results, based on data gathered from 50 nascent entrepreneurs, show that, more than passion, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, and risk perception alone, it is their combination that leads to the use of a causal and an effectual logic. This fsQCA-based study thereby helps unravel some of the complexities behind entrepreneurs' choice of decision-making logic.

Keywords: Effectuation; Causation; Harmonious passion; Obsessive passion; Entrepreneurial self-efficacy; Risk perception (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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