China-USA Business Review, Volume (10), No (7), Year (2011-1) , Pages (551-572)

Title : ( The Relationship between Personal Qualities of Entrepreneurs and their Success in Small Industries: An Empirical Study in Iranian Culture )

Authors: Yaghoob Maharati , Shamsodin Nazemi ,

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Practitioners constantly reports on the significance of the research on entrepreneurship in keeping the performance of small industries. This motivated the present research to explore the relationship between personal qualities, with a moderator role of national culture on the success of entrepreneurs in small industries in Iran. The mail survey yield 240 completed responses, which were included in the final analysis. The objectives of the study were reviewed using appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical procedures. The results of the analysis revealed that entrepreneurs with high personal qualities are more successful than those perceived low level of these qualities. On the other hand, this study found a significant positive linear relationship between personal qualities and entrepreneurs’ success in terms of growth (sales, employee, and profit). Besides, the relationship between personal qualities and entrepreneurs’ success, were completely found to be moderated by national culture within small industries in Iran. Thus, success of entrepreneurs in small industries needs to be addressed at individual level and the moderating role of national culture remains essential and should not to be disregarded in any future research pertaining to entrepreneurship.

Keywords

, Entrepreneur, Success, National Culture, Personal Quality, Small
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author = {Maharati, Yaghoob and Nazemi, Shamsodin},
title = {The Relationship between Personal Qualities of Entrepreneurs and their Success in Small Industries: An Empirical Study in Iranian Culture},
journal = {China-USA Business Review},
year = {2011},
volume = {10},
number = {7},
month = {January},
issn = {1537-1514},
pages = {551--572},
numpages = {21},
keywords = {Entrepreneur; Success; National Culture; Personal Quality; Small Industry},
}

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%T The Relationship between Personal Qualities of Entrepreneurs and their Success in Small Industries: An Empirical Study in Iranian Culture
%A Maharati, Yaghoob
%A Nazemi, Shamsodin
%J China-USA Business Review
%@ 1537-1514
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