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Differences in innovativeness, proactiveness and competitive aggressiveness in relation to entrepreneurial motives

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dc.title Differences in innovativeness, proactiveness and competitive aggressiveness in relation to entrepreneurial motives en Kozubíková, Ludmila Sopková, Gabriela Krajčík, Vladimír Tyll, Ladislav
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of International Studies
dc.identifier.issn 2071-8330 OCLC, Ulrich, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR 2017
utb.relation.volume 10
utb.relation.issue 4
dc.citation.spage 207
dc.citation.epage 218
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Centre of Sociological Research
dc.identifier.doi 10.14254/2071-8330.2017/10-4/16
dc.subject Competitive aggressiveness en
dc.subject Entrepreneurial motives en
dc.subject Innovativeness en
dc.subject Mission en
dc.subject Money en
dc.subject Proactiveness en
dc.description.abstract Motivation of entrepreneurs must be appropriate to the level of risk they are facing in their businesses. Some entrepreneurs can perceive profit or financial motivation as a subsidiary motive and can start their own business with non-financial motives, e.g., apprehending business as a mission. The aim of this article is to identify the relationship between entrepreneurial motives and the selected constructs of entrepreneurial orientation (innovativeness, proactiveness and competitive aggressiveness) on the case study of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Czech Republic. We have analyzed the data collected in 2015 from 1141 SMEs in 14 regions of Czech Republic. For the purposes of this article we focused on the motives for doing business, which were analyzed for the sample as a whole and also for two selected groups of the respondents. The first group (330 respondents) consisted of entrepreneurs who featured money as the most important motive for starting up a business, while the second group (251 respondents) consisted of those entrepreneurs who featured their life mission as the main reason for starting a business. The main results of our paper confirm the existence of statistically significant differences in innovativeness, proactiveness and competitive aggressiveness between the entrepreneurs motivated by money and those motivated by mission. Regardless the entrepreneurial motives the vast majority of the surveyed entrepreneurs consider innovativeness and proactiveness to be important for their companies. On the other hand, most of them do not realize aggressive activities against the competition they are facing. © Foundation of International Studies, 2017 and CSR, 2017. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.identifier.obdid 43877263
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85039778867
utb.source j-scopus 2018-01-15T16:31:40Z 2018-01-15T16:31:40Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Kozubíková, Ludmila
utb.scopus.affiliation Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic; University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia; Pan-European University in Bratislava, Slovakia; University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
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