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Mismatch between entrepreneurs and their firms: the role of cognitive fit / misfit



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    (WP 10/04 Clave pdf) This paper examines the relationship between cognitive fit/misfit, and burnout, satisfaction, and intentions to exit the firm in entrepreneurs. Given the disordinal (crossed) nature of the significant interactions, the results indicate when cognitive misfit in entrepreneurs (based on their dominant decision-making approach) is more likely lead them to experience negative outcomes, given the nature and degree of firm structure.

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp04-10.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp04-10
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