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dc.contributor.authorSchenkel, Mark T.
dc.contributor.authorFarmer, Steven M.
dc.contributor.authorMaslyn, John M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-30T21:02:48Z
dc.date.available2019-05-30T21:02:48Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-08
dc.identifier.citationSCHENKEL, Mark T.; FARMER, Steven; MASLYN, John M.. Process improvement in SMEs: The impact of harmonious passion for entrepreneurship, employee creative self-efficacy, and time spent innovating. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 29, n. 1, p. 64-77, apr. 201en_US
dc.identifier.issn2380-1751
dc.identifier.urihttps://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/1153
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/16322
dc.descriptionThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.description.abstractHarmonious passion, creative self-efficacy, and time spent innovating are examined as antecedents to innovative process improvement suggestions in a field study of 213 employees in an SME. Results show that time spent innovating, or thinking about and experimenting with new ideas, predicts the number of process improvement suggestions. Time spent innovating is, itself, influenced by the employee’s level of harmonious passion for entrepreneurship, moderated by creative self-efficacy. Counter to expectations, the moderation was negative; such that the positive relationship between harmonious passion and time spent innovating became weaker as creative self-efficacy became stronger. The results provide insight into the complex relationships between passion, competency, and entrepreneurial behavior and suggest the need for additional focus on the processes employees follow to engage in workplace innovation. In doing so, this study makes three specific contributions. First, it provides a fundamental step toward understanding the role harmonious passion plays in innovation in an SME context. Second, it begins to explain the relationship between individuals’ thoughts, behaviors, and outcomes in the nascent stages of innovation in SMEs. Finally, it provides insight into the heretofore unexplored link between passion and creative self-efficacy in fostering innovative behavior.en_US
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dc.publisherMiddle Tennessee State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Small Business Strategy;v.29:no.1
dc.subjectCreative self-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectHarmonious passionen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectSMen_US
dc.titleProcess improvement in SMEs: The impact of harmonious passion for entrepreneurship, employee creative self-efficacy, and time spent innovatingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2019 Small Business Instituteen_US


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