Portraits of successful entrepreneurs and high-flyers: a psychological perspective
This book is based on an empirical study which sets out to identify the personal characteristics of Hong Kong successful entrepreneurs and high-flyers in order to understand their patterns of characteristics from a psychological dimension using cognitive perspectives. In addition, the book is one of the few attempts to apply western theoretical perspectives in understanding Chinese personality and behaviours, in general and in management. The scope and methodology used in the study have several original features which are not found in previous work. Firstly, the study conceptualizes the successful career people from a life-span development approach. Secondly, the study contributes to the growing knowledge and database on the link between Confucian traditions and career success people. Thirdly, the study has employed a combination of intensive interviewing and quantitative measures in identifying a set of personal characteristic patterns. Lastly, the study has gathered useful data by administering Cattell's 16PF, Levenson's IPC scales and Borland's Type A/B Behaviour Questionnaires.
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16 Personality Factors achievement motivation behaviours beliefs boss career decisions career development career history career path career success childhood experiences China cognitive collectivist concept Confucian control orientation Cox and Cooper culture emphasized employees entrepreneurs and high entrepreneurs and high-flyers entrepreneurs and managers Entrepreneurs High-Flyers environment factor father flyers goals he/she hence his/her Hong Kong entrepreneurs Hong Kong Successful identified important individual individual's internal locus interpersonal relationships interview intrinsic motivation leadership styles learning locus of control Mainland China management approach management style management training mother need for achievement one's organization organizational Overseas Chinese parental influence particular patterns perceived percent personal characteristics power distance present study professional qualifications psychometric qualitative research Questionnaire result Rotter scores self-efficacy self-reliance skills social stress structure of opportunities successful career suggests Table Taiwan tendency theory Total Subjects 30 traits true entrepreneurs values watershed events