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Entrepreneural success from positive psychology view

Juhdi, Noor Hasni and Juhdi, Nurita (2013) Entrepreneural success from positive psychology view. In: 4TH nternational Conference on Business and Economic Research, 4 to 5 March 2013, Golden Flower hoterl, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Entrepreneurial success should be viewed as a virtuous life mission that needs to be re-conceptualized. It was suggested in this study that entrepreneurial success should be more than just financially termed, based on positive psychology view. Psychological measures of success were asserted to be the next vital domain indicating entrepreneurial success besides financial measures. This study was essential because the findings could lead to more explorations of vital factors that lead to entrepreneurial success and to more comprehensive entrepreneurship theory in future research. Psychological states variables such as psychological capital and entrepreneurial work engagement were identified as the relevant factors to partly explain entrepreneurial success as conceptualized in this study. This research discussed entrepreneurial success from the perspectives of established entrepreneurs in Malaysia. The sample of entrepreneurs was drawn from a frame, which consisted of at least 502 small and medium service enterprises. The findings showed that both psychological capital and entrepreneurial work engagement were directly related to psychological measures of success but were moderately correlated to financial performance. The proposed domains, financial performance and psychological measures of success, were positively correlated as indicators of entrepreneurial success.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6665/29940
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB522 Income. Factor shares.Interest.Profit.Entrepreneurship
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Nurita Juhdi
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 11:58
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 15:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29940

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