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Entrepreneurial Behaviours: The Influence of Personal and Organizational Characteristics

Nadia Aslam, Amina Manzoor Ahmed, Qasim Ali Nisar () and Muhammad Sarfraz

International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 2017, vol. 7, issue 2, 223-233

Abstract: Nowadays, in organizations, entrepreneurial behavior and performance can't be neglected. Supporting entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurial performance is essential at all hierarchal stages for increasing competitive advantages and progress. Emotional Intelligence, job autonomy, perceived organizational support plays an essential role to improve the business performance and entrepreneurial behavior. The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of Emotional Intelligence on Entrepreneurial performance also examine the effect of Emotional Intelligence on Entrepreneurial Behavior by considering the mediating role of creativity and also to examine the impact of Emotional Intelligence Job Autonomy, Perceived Organizational Support on Entrepreneurial Behavior by considering the moderating role of Organizational Commitment. This study is deductive in nature. Survey questionnaire scheme was used and data have been collected from 204 respondents by applying simple random sampling technique. After apply desirable tests on AMOS and SPSS, findings declared that Emotional Intelligence, Job Autonomy and Perceived Organizational support have positive and significant impact on Entrepreneurial behavior. Conclusions also states that Emotional Intelligence has positive and significant impact on Entrepreneurial performance. However result also informed that Creativity significantly and partially mediates the relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Entrepreneurial Behavior. It also examine that Organizational Commitment significantly and positively moderates the connection among Emotional Intelligence, Job Autonomy, Perceived Organizational Support and Entrepreneurial Behavior.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence; job autonomy; perceived organizational support; entrepreneurial behavior; entrepreneurial performance; organizational commitment; creativity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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