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Lack in motivation – the extinguishing of an entrepreneur?

Jönsson, Eric (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This thesis analyzes and compares two cases of entrepreneurial projects. One is classified as a failure due to termination and one is classified as success and, in the time of writing, still up and running. The theoretical framework is built on the article “Entrepreneurial motivation” by Scott Shane, Edwin A. Locke Christopher J. Collins published in Human Resource Management Review. This framework is used to analyze and compare motivation in the two entrepreneurial projects. It will consist of seven variables for analysis; need for achievement, locus of control, desire for independence, passion, drive, self-efficacy, and indirect effects.
The different motivations are deeply intertwined with one another and thus could affect en... (More)
This thesis analyzes and compares two cases of entrepreneurial projects. One is classified as a failure due to termination and one is classified as success and, in the time of writing, still up and running. The theoretical framework is built on the article “Entrepreneurial motivation” by Scott Shane, Edwin A. Locke Christopher J. Collins published in Human Resource Management Review. This framework is used to analyze and compare motivation in the two entrepreneurial projects. It will consist of seven variables for analysis; need for achievement, locus of control, desire for independence, passion, drive, self-efficacy, and indirect effects.
The different motivations are deeply intertwined with one another and thus could affect en entrepreneur in many ways. But success breeds’ success and thus success breeds’ the motivation of an entrepreneur in an entrepreneurial process. But on the other hand, loosing one’s motivation could be the downfall of one’s entrepreneurial career. (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Eric
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Management of enterprises, Failure, Success, Motivation, Autoethnographic, Entrepreneurship, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
2006955
date added to LUP
2011-05-30
date last changed
2012-11-12 11:35:12
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  abstract     = {This thesis analyzes and compares two cases of entrepreneurial projects. One is classified as a failure due to termination and one is classified as success and, in the time of writing, still up and running. The theoretical framework is built on the article “Entrepreneurial motivation” by Scott Shane, Edwin A. Locke Christopher J. Collins published in Human Resource Management Review. This framework is used to analyze and compare motivation in the two entrepreneurial projects. It will consist of seven variables for analysis; need for achievement, locus of control, desire for independence, passion, drive, self-efficacy, and indirect effects.
The different motivations are deeply intertwined with one another and thus could affect en entrepreneur in many ways. But success breeds’ success and thus success breeds’ the motivation of an entrepreneur in an entrepreneurial process. But on the other hand, loosing one’s motivation could be the downfall of one’s entrepreneurial career.},
  author       = {Jönsson, Eric},
  keyword      = {Management of enterprises,Failure,Success,Motivation,Autoethnographic,Entrepreneurship,Företagsledning,management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Lack in motivation – the extinguishing of an entrepreneur?},
  year         = {2011},
}