Creativity, self-efficacy, and small-firm performance: the mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation

  • Khedhaouria A
  • Gurău C
  • Torrès O
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Abstract

Determinants of small-firm performance represent a central topic in the entrepreneurship literature. Addressing associations among personal traits, entrepreneurial orientation (EO), and small-firm performance, we develop a model to examine how an entrepreneur's creativity, self-efficacy, and EO affect small-firm performance. The hypotheses are tested on a sample of 256 French small-firm owners. The findings show that self-efficacy and EO are positively and directly associated with firm performance, whereas creativity and firm performance are fully mediated by EO. These findings offer important theoretical and practical implications.

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Authors

  • Anis Khedhaouria

  • Călin Gurău

  • Olivier Torrès

  • • Ca

  • ˘lin Gura

  • • Olivier Torrè

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