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Entrepreneur Psychological Traits and Performance:Implications for Nigerian Non-oil SMES Exporting Companies

Oyeniyi, Omotayo and Adeniji, A. A. (2010) Entrepreneur Psychological Traits and Performance:Implications for Nigerian Non-oil SMES Exporting Companies. Review of Economic and Business Studies, 3 (2). pp. 211-220. ISSN 1843-763X

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of psychological traits on performance of small and medium sized (SMEs)exporting firms in a developing country. The study made of survey method to reach one hundred and twenty three firms. Descriptive and inference statistics were used to test the hypotheses. The results showed that the psychological traits tested (need achievement, locus of control and selfefficacy)are related among themselves and positively related to performance of the studied firms. Subjective measures were used to test performance. The findings are in line with some other studies using similar variables. The major contribution of this paper is it’s the relationship between entrepreneurial psychological traits and performance in a developing African country like Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 14:23
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 14:23
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1684

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