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Time allocation behaviours of entrepreneurs: the impact of individual entrepreneurial orientation

Evila Piva ()
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Evila Piva: Politecnico di Milano

Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 2018, vol. 45, issue 4, 493-518

Abstract: Abstract This paper contributes to scholarly conversations on the allocation of entrepreneurs’ time in entrepreneurial ventures. I study the influence of entrepreneurs’ individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) on their time allocation behaviours. I formulate a series of hypotheses about the impact of IEO dimensions—innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking—on the allocation of entrepreneurs’ time to (1) strategic versus operational activities and (2) scheduled versus unscheduled meetings. I test these hypotheses using data on 213 entrepreneurs from Italian entrepreneurial ventures. The findings indicate that proactiveness and risk-taking are associated with specific time allocation behaviours.

Keywords: Entrepreneurs’ time; Time allocation behaviours; Individual entrepreneurial orientation; Entrepreneurial ventures (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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