The Entrepreneurial Behaviour Inventory: A Simulated Incident Method to Assess Corporate Entrepreneurship
August 13, 2012 Editor 0
Purpose – This study reports the development and validation of the Entrepreneurial Behaviour Inventory (EBI), an instrument for measuring the entrepreneurial behaviours of corporate managers.
Design/methodology/approach – Through actual consulting experience, interviews and discussions with business owners and company managers, 40 incidents were written to describe ten of the most commonly identified entrepreneurial attributes. The response options were developed using behaviourally anchored rating scales and were validated by rank-order correlation analysis and t-tests. We then conducted a study to examine the dimensionality of the EBI via principal component analysis and to reduce the number of situations from 40 to 12. A confirmatory factory analysis was further conducted using the data from a second sample of corporate managers.
Findings – Through an integrated series of studies, we identified a reliable and valid four-factor structure of the EBI. The dimensions are innovativeness, risk taking, change orientation, and opportunism.
Originality/value – The EBI is an effective and objective instrument for assessing entrepreneurial behaviours applicable to both business owners as well as corporate entrepreneurs. Using a simulated incident method with behaviourally anchored rating scales, the EBI provides a sophisticated means of assessing actual behaviours rather than traits or attitudes. The EBI is useful for classifying types of entrepreneurs and forming the basis for training and developing entrepreneurial corporate managers.
Go to Source
- The entrepreneurial behaviour inventory: A simulated incident method to assess corporate entrepreneurship
- Using Interactive Management to Identify, Rank and Model Entrepreneurial Competencies as Universities’ Entrepreneurship Curricula
- Highly innovative and extremely entrepreneurial individuals-What are these rare birds made of?
- Business environment as the determinant of economic growth
- Do Structural Holes and Network Connectivity Really Affect Entrepreneurial Performance?
- Reciprocal crowdfunding as means to enable student and graduate entrepreneurship in Africa – a case study of Rwanda
Subscribe to our stories
- Giving Francophone African incubators the keys to accelerate growth entrepreneurship February 13, 2018
- Is acceleration the panacea for scaling growth entrepreneurs? Reflections from XL Africa February 13, 2018
- Why providing pre-seed and seed capital is the essential step to bringing West Africa and Sahel’s entrepreneurs to the next level February 13, 2018
- Global Investment Competitiveness: New Insights on FDI February 2, 2018
- BioInnovate Africa phase II launched February 2, 2018