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The Relationship Between Entrepreneur Psychological Capital and New Venture Performance


Keith M. Hmieleski


Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business

Jon C. Carr


University of Southern Mississippi


Babson College, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) 2008
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2008

Abstract:     
The current study investigated the relationship between the psychological capital of entrepreneurs and the performance of their new ventures (i.e., revenue and employment growth). Entrepreneurs' psychological capital was found to explain a significant amount of variance in new venture performance, above and beyond measures of financial capital, human capital and social capital. Further, the relationship between psychological capital and new venture performance was found to be enhanced by environmental dynamism, such that the relationship is most positive when dynamism is high, as opposed to low.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13


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Date posted: March 4, 2009  

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Hmieleski, Keith M. and Carr, Jon C., The Relationship Between Entrepreneur Psychological Capital and New Venture Performance. Babson College, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) 2008; Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1346023

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Keith M. Hmieleski (Contact Author)
Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business ( email )
Fort Worth, TX 76129
United States
Jon C. Carr
University of Southern Mississippi ( email )
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
United States
601-266-6545 (Phone)
601-266-4630 (Fax)
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