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dc.contributor.authorAdomako, Samuelen
dc.contributor.authorDanso, Alberten
dc.contributor.authorUddin, Moshfiqueen
dc.contributor.authorDamoah, John Oforien
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-28T09:01:35Z
dc.date.available2017-03-28T09:01:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationAdomako, S., Danso, A., Uddin, M. and Damoah, J.O., (2016) Entrepreneurs’ optimism, cognitive style and persistence. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 22 (1), pp. 84-108en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13892
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the moderating effects of cognitive style dimensions on the relationship between entrepreneurs’ optimism and persistence. Design/methodology/approach – This theoretically derived research model is empirically validated using survey data from 198 small and medium-sized enterprises in Ghana. Findings – The study’s empirical findings are that the relationship between entrepreneurs’ optimism and entrepreneurial persistence is enhanced at higher levels of cognitive planning and creating styles. Somewhat interestingly, cognitive knowing style negatively moderates the relationship between optimism and entrepreneurial persistence. Research limitations/implications – The cross-sectional design of the study does not permit causal inferences to be made regarding the variables examined. Future studies may use longitudinal design to examine the causal links of the variables. Practical implications – The results of this paper can assist entrepreneurs and policy-makers in understanding the dynamics and processes involved in entrepreneurial decision making. The understanding of this issue can promote the development and maintenance of entrepreneurial ventures. Originality/value – The paper has a strong theoretical value as it relies on cognitive explanations of human behaviour, and seeks to advance the theoretical field by demonstrating the value of cognitive style within the domain of entrepreneurship.en
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.subjectGhanaen
dc.subjectDeveloping countryen
dc.subjectCognitive styleen
dc.subjectEntrepreneurial persistenceen
dc.subjectEntrepreneurs optimismen
dc.titleEntrepreneurs' optimism, cognitive style and persistenceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-07-2015-0158
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2015-11-19en
dc.researchinstituteFinance and Banking Research Group (FiBRe)en


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