Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
1996 Edition


ENTREPRENEURIAL TIME ALLOCATION:
ANTECEDENTS AND PERFORMANCE IMPLICATIONS

 

Arnold Cooper, Purdue University

Mohan Ramachandran, Purdue University

David Schoorman, Purdue University


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Introduction
The Sample and Variables
Methodology and Results
Disccusion and Conclusion
References


ABSTRACT

This paper considers how one of the major resources of a new venture, the time of the entrepreneur, is allocated. Building upon conceptual frameworks from the occupational choice and entrepreneurial typology literatures, it develops four hypotheses. These relate to entrepreneurial time allocation, the antecedents of that behavior, and venture performance. A longitudinal sample of 432 firms is analyzed, using path analysis and OLS regression. Entrepreneurial time allocation was found to be related both to level of prior management experience and to primary goals at time of founding. There was weak support (p=.10) for relationships between time allocation and venture performance.

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