Perspiration and inspiration:Grit and innovativeness as antecedents of entrepreneurial success

Mooradian, Todd and Matzler, Kurt and Uzelac, Borislav and Bauer, Florian (2016) Perspiration and inspiration:Grit and innovativeness as antecedents of entrepreneurial success. Journal of Economic Psychology, 56. pp. 232-243. ISSN 0167-4870

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Abstract

Venture success has been related to numerous characteristics of entrepreneurs including their enduring personality traits. Separately, recent scholarship has elucidated trait “Grit” comprising two dimensions, “Consistency of Interests” (or “Passion”) and “Perseverance of Effort”, and validated Grit as a predictor of success in areas such as education, military training, and income. We report a study with a sample of Austrian entrepreneurs relating Grit as well as firm-level Innovativeness to entrepreneurial success. We show that both Grit and Innovativeness predict success; Grit affects success directly and in effects that are mediated by Innovativeness.

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Journal of Economic Psychology
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Economic Psychology. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Economic Psychology, 56, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2016.08.001
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