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Published in: Journal of International Entrepreneurship 4/2019

05-07-2019

Intelligent entrepreneurship and firm performance: A cross-cultural investigation

Authors: M. Afzalur Rahim, Zhenzhong Ma, Cheng-Sim Quah, Md. Sahidur Rahman, Sajjad M. Jasimuddin, Leslie Shaw, Adnan Ozyilmaz

Published in: Journal of International Entrepreneurship | Issue 4/2019

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This is a cross-cultural study that explores the relationship between entrepreneurs’ social intelligence and firm performance in six countries (China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, France, Ireland, and Turkey). These firms were founded during the 7 years preceding the study. Data for this study were collected with questionnaires from three managers of each firm who rated their founding CEOs on social intelligence and performance of their firms. Data from each firm were averaged. Data analyses in each sample with structural equations models suggest that CEOs with greater social intelligence contributed more to firm performance in each country. Implications for management, directions for future research, and limitations of the study are discussed.
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Metadata
Title
Intelligent entrepreneurship and firm performance: A cross-cultural investigation
Authors
M. Afzalur Rahim
Zhenzhong Ma
Cheng-Sim Quah
Md. Sahidur Rahman
Sajjad M. Jasimuddin
Leslie Shaw
Adnan Ozyilmaz
Publication date
05-07-2019
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Journal of International Entrepreneurship / Issue 4/2019
Print ISSN: 1570-7385
Electronic ISSN: 1573-7349
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10843-019-00252-5

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