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Pathways of Passion: identity, centrality, passion, and behavior among entrepreneurs


Murnieks, CY and Mosakowski, E and Cardon, MS, Pathways of Passion: identity, centrality, passion, and behavior among entrepreneurs, Journal of Management, 40, (6) pp. 1583-1606. ISSN 0149-2063 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0149206311433855


This study examines the role of passion among entrepreneurs. In particular, the authors integrate identity theory with the literature surrounding passion to investigate the possible pathways through which entrepreneurial identities might influence passion, as well as the relationship between entrepreneurs' passion and behavior. Structural equation modeling of responses from 221 entrepreneurs suggests that passion rises and falls in connection with entrepreneurial identity centrality and, furthermore, that passion is associated with individual entrepreneurial behavior and entrepreneurial self-efficacy. This research provides a starting point for investigating the factors that may impact the development of entrepreneurs' passion as well as the specific mechanisms through which passion energizes entrepreneurial action.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:entrepreneur; identity; passion
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in economics
UTAS Author:Mosakowski, E (Professor Elaine Mosakowski)
ID Code:110321
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:233
Deposited By:Institute for Regional Development
Deposited On:2016-07-25
Last Modified:2017-12-14

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