Introducing leadership into the mix: An investigation of the relationship between personality characteristics and small business success

by Hooper-Boyd, Carol L., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 115 pages; 3498086

Abstract:

The purpose of this research study was to examine the characteristics of small business owners. Sixty-six business owners responded to an online survey using a Likert-type scale. Respondents were asked about their personal interests and beliefs, work satisfaction, perceptions on leadership skills, and business success. Based on the overall findings from the study, self-employed business owners' personality characteristics, work satisfaction, and perceptions of leadership skills all significantly and positively predict their short- and long-term growth in profits, sales, and personal income.

AdviserJoseph Levesque
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsEntrepreneurship; Management
Publication Number3498086

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