Contagion of Entrepreneurial Passion: Effects on Employee Outcomes
Matthias Baum and
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2020, vol. 44, issue 6, 1112-1140
This article analyzes the contagion process of entrepreneurial passion and its effects on employee outcomes. We develop a mediation model showing entrepreneursâ€™ entrepreneurial passion affects an employee passion response, which in turn affects employee outcomes. We draw on a dual-process perspective to analyze how entrepreneursâ€™ emotional and identity displays interact to create employeesâ€™ perceptions of entrepreneursâ€™ passion, and question whether the contagion effect uniformly works for all employees. Our empirical studies, one field study and one experiment, provide empirical support for a contagion effect of entrepreneurial passion, and show the particularities of the effects of entrepreneursâ€™ passion on employee outcomes.
Keywords: entrepreneurial passion; emotional contagion; employee outcomes; entrepreneurial firms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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