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Title: Effect of mind-power ability among achieving entrepreneurs in South Africa: identifying accustomed internal drivers.
Authors: Ogujiuba, Kanayo Kingsley.
School of Development Studies
Keywords: Entrepreneurship.;Internal drivers.;Mind power.;Performance.;Achieving entrepreneurs.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Emerald
Abstract: Purpose – This paper aims to identify how mind-power ability and its underlying elements, acting as drivers, impact managerial, and individual performance levels among achieving entrepreneurs in South Africa. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopted a qualitative approach and included 15 male entrepreneurs who were purposively selected based on the study’s requirements. The primary data was collected through semi-structured one-on-one interviews, and interpretative phenomenological analysis served as the primary method of data analysis. Findings – Findings fromthis study suggest thatmind-power ability as an accustomed performance factor does indeed exist – and consists of a unique group of accustomed underlying elements – that significantly affects and contributes to both the managerial and individual performance levels of achieving entrepreneurs in SouthAfrica. Research limitations/implications – The strategic implementation of mind-power ability as a performance enhancer serves as a valuable aspect in the arsenal of achieving entrepreneurs. However, this study was limited to the opinion of a small sample of participants in a specific field. Also, the phenomenological nature of this study requires the researcher’s interpretation of results to be viewed as the truth. Practical implications – The study provides a new perspective and validates how the strategic implementation of mind-power techniques can boost entrepreneurial performance all-round. The study also proves new insights into the relationship between mind-power ability and cognitive and motivational processes, and further contributes beyond existing theory. Originality/value – The study is novel and provides new insight into the strategic implementation and powerful effects of mind-power ability in entrepreneurship.
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DOI: 10.1108/JEEE-08-2019-0125
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