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An Examination of the Predictive Relationship between Mindfulness in Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneurial Orientation of Their Firms
This study examined the predictive relationship between mindfulness in entrepreneurial firm leaders and the entrepreneurial orientation of their firms. A sample of (n = 111) U.S.- based entrepreneurs were surveyed using Feldman’s (2003) CAMS-R to measure mindfulness and Covin and Slevin’s EO (1989) scale to measure entrepreneurial orientation. Data were collected in two phases. The first phase (n = 29) utilized online respondent-driven sampling (WebRDS). Qualtrics online panel data service was used in the second phase of data collection (n = 82). Regression was conducted in 3 phases using SPSS: (1) bivariate regression of CAMS-R total scores on EO total scores, (2) multiple linear regression accounting for several possible predictor variables, and (3) sequential regression. Sequential regression produced 4 models. Only model 2 was both significant overall and was associated with a significant change in effect on EO. These results demonstrated that CAMS-R scores combined with the number of new products introduced by a firm, number of employees in a firm, and race may predict EO scores. Results did not support the hypothesis that a predictive relationship exists between mindfulness in entrepreneurial leaders and the level of EO in their firms as measured by CAMS-R and the EO Scale.
Merkel, M. Elizabeth, "An Examination of the Predictive Relationship between Mindfulness in Entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneurial Orientation of Their Firms" (2020). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI27956339.