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Psychological Studies

, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp 429–435 | Cite as

Entrepreneurial Passion, Self-efficacy, and Spiritual Intelligence among Iranian SME Owner–Managers

  • Farzad FesharakiEmail author
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Abstract

This research aims to explore the concept of entrepreneurial passion among private sector business people and study the effects of spiritual intelligence and self-efficacy on developing and enhancing its levels. Structural equations modeling approach is being utilized. Drawing on a survey conducted among a sample of SME owner–managers in an industrial park in Tehran (Iran), it has been verified that spiritual intelligence and self-efficacy are positively associated with two dimensions of entrepreneurial passion (passion for inventing and passion for founding). However, their impact on the third dimension (passion for developing) is not statistically significant. Entrepreneurial passion is a newly formed construct in the intersection of entrepreneurship and psychological studies of the workplace literature. Empirically proved to be an effective motivator for initiating economic activities, sufficient theoretical explanations in this field are yet to come. This study is one of the first to investigate the issue in the context of a developing nation.

Keywords

Spiritual intelligence Entrepreneurial passion Self-efficacy Iranian context SME managers 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allameh Tabataba’i UniversityTehranIran

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