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Title: Feel the commitment : from situational emotional information to venture goal commitment
Authors: Treffers, Theresa
Klyver, Kim
Nielsen, Mette Søgaard
Uy, Marilyn Ang
Keywords: Emotional Information
Emotional Intelligence
Business::International business
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Treffers, T., Klyver, K., Nielsen, M. S., & Uy, M. A. (2019). Feel the commitment : from situational emotional information to venture goal commitment. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 37(3), 215-240. doi:10.1177/0266242618813420
Series/Report no.: International Small Business Journal
Abstract: An individual’s commitment stimulates action, but we know little about how entrepreneurial commitment initially emerges. Utilising affect-as-information and the appraisal theory, our objective is to investigate the influence of situational emotional information on the venture goal commitment of individuals, defined as commitment to the goal of starting a new venture. Based on a correlational pilot study and an experimental scenario approach, we first link encouragement and discouragement provided by the individual’s parents and friends to venture goal commitment and test the mediating role of opportunity evaluation. Second, we find that emotional intelligence plays a moderating role in the relationship between situational emotional information and venture goal commitment as mediated through opportunity evaluation. Overall, our research underscores the emotional and cognitive mechanisms that shape venture goal commitment by explaining how and under which conditions situational emotional information is internalised and venture goal commitment emerges.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/81019
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/49026
ISSN: 0266-2426
DOI: 10.1177/0266242618813420
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by SAGE Publications in International Small Business Journal and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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