This paper contributes to scholarly conversations on the allocation of entrepreneurs’ time in entrepreneurial ventures. I study the influence of entrepreneurs’ individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) on their time allocation behaviours. I formulate a series of hypotheses about the impact of IEO dimensions—innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking—on the allocation of entrepreneurs’ time to (1) strategic versus operational activities and (2) scheduled versus unscheduled meetings. I test these hypotheses using data on 213 entrepreneurs from Italian entrepreneurial ventures. The findings indicate that proactiveness and risk-taking are associated with specific time allocation behaviours.

Time allocation behaviours of entrepreneurs: the impact of individual entrepreneurial orientation

Piva, Evila
2018-01-01

Abstract

This paper contributes to scholarly conversations on the allocation of entrepreneurs’ time in entrepreneurial ventures. I study the influence of entrepreneurs’ individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO) on their time allocation behaviours. I formulate a series of hypotheses about the impact of IEO dimensions—innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking—on the allocation of entrepreneurs’ time to (1) strategic versus operational activities and (2) scheduled versus unscheduled meetings. I test these hypotheses using data on 213 entrepreneurs from Italian entrepreneurial ventures. The findings indicate that proactiveness and risk-taking are associated with specific time allocation behaviours.
Entrepreneurial ventures; Entrepreneurs’ time; Individual entrepreneurial orientation; Time allocation behaviours; Business, Management and Accounting (all); Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)2001 Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
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