The psychological drivers of entrepreneurial resilience in the tourism sector
AuthorsHaddoud, Mohamed Yacine
Onjewu, Adah-Kole Emmanuel
Al-Azab, Mahmoud Ramadan
Elbaz, Ahmed Mohamed
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AbstractAlthough resilience is assumed to play a crucial role in entrepreneurship, the factors leading to entrepreneurial resilience in the tourism sector remain relatively unknown. To address this issue, this study adopts a novel configuration approach to assess psychological traits that are likely to result in resilient entrepreneurial behaviour in the tourism sector. It approaches this by conceptualising personality traits through the big five model which is widely espoused in the psychology discipline. Then, using fuzzy-set analysis, a sample of 180 bazaar owner/managers in Egypt is investigated from which three distinct profiles likely to exhibit high levels of entrepreneurial resilience are determined. The findings of this paper advance scholars’ theoretical understanding and offer intelligence to policymakers and training institutions in the Egyptian tourism sector. Particularly, they help bazaar owner/managers reflect on their predispositions as a means for increasing resilience.
CitationHaddad, M.Y., Onjewu, A.E., Al-Azab, M.R. and Elbaz, A.M. (2021) The psychological drivers of entrepreneurial resilience in the tourism sector. Journal of Business Research, 141, pp. 702-712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.11.069
JournalJournal of Business Research
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Journal of Business Research on 3/12/2021, available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.11.069 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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