Entrepreneurial Potential: An Exploratory Study Of A Community In Johor

Amir, Aris and Ahmad Rozelan, Yunus and Azizah, Shaaban and Janatul Islah, Mohammad (2012) Entrepreneurial Potential: An Exploratory Study Of A Community In Johor. In: 2nd South East Asia Psychology Conference, 26-28 September 2012, Kota KLinabalu.

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Two frequently cited personal traits associated with entrepreneurial potential are internal locus of control and innovativeness. This paper hypothesizes that internal locus of control and innovativeness is sufficient to explain entrepreneurial potential. This hypothesis was tested on a set of 124 responses to a survey did to a community in Johor. Eighteen items in the survey instrument were used to construct scales for innovativeness and locus of control. Items for the innovativeness scale were adapted from the Jackson Personality Inventory while items used for the locus of control scale were adapted from Rotter’s I-E scale. The results found an increased likelihood of an internal locus of control and innovativeness that support entrepreneurial orientation. To be motivated to act, potential entrepreneurs must perceive themselves as capable and psychologically equipped to face the challenges. This work has been supported by Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Keywords: Entrepreneurial Potential, Locus of Control, Innovativeness,Community

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Department of Technopreneurship
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ahmad Rozelan Yunus
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:41
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/6315
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