Small Business Owner-Managers and Corporate Managers: a Comparative Study of Achievement Motivation, Risk Taking Propensity and Preference for Innovation Page: 3
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Stewart, Wayne H. Jr., Small business owner-managers and
corporate managers: A comparative study of achievement
motivation, risk taking propensity and preference for
innovation. Doctor of Philosophy (Management), May, 1995,
229 pp., 14 tables, 1 figure, references, 386 titles.
Despite the economic significance of entrepreneurship,
relatively little is known about the entrepreneur,
particularly how the entrepreneur differs from the corporate
manager. This problem is both cause and symptom of the
discord regarding definitions of the entrepreneur, rendering
sampling, research replication and generalizations about
entrepreneurs problematic. As a result, inquiry has failed
to adequately establish how entrepreneurs differ from
managers, a problem partially stemming from a dearth of
methodologically rigorous comparisons of entrepreneurs with
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate
the potential of psychological constructs to predict a
proclivity for entrepreneurship. Moreover, differences in
types of small business owner-managers were also
investigated. Included in the research model were three
common themes in the entrepreneurship literature:
achievement motivation, risk taking propensity and
preference for innovation. Also incorporated were the
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Stewart, Wayne H. (Wayne Howard). Small Business Owner-Managers and Corporate Managers: a Comparative Study of Achievement Motivation, Risk Taking Propensity and Preference for Innovation, dissertation, May 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277602/m1/3/: accessed February 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .