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Title: Venture Creators and Firm Buyers: a Comparison of Attitudes Towards Government Help and Locus of Control
Authors: Cachon, Jean-Charles
Keywords: business-formation process
internal locus of control
external locus of control
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
Citation: Cachon, Jean-Charles. (1988) "Venture Creators and Firm Buyers: a Comparison of Attitudes Towards Government Help and Locus of Control". Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 5(5) 41-47.
Abstract: The relationship between the business-formation process and the use of government or outside counselling is examined, by differentiating, among a total group of 78 small-firm owners, between those who created their ventures and those who bought them. The group of venture initiators was found as having requested government help in one-third of the start-ups, while none of the business buyers had resorted to such support. At the same time, the first group displayed a more internal locus of control disposition than the other, thus reinforcing earlier findings about entrepreneurs. Both groups, however, were strongly internal-oriented compared to general populations. SOMMAIRE: À partir d'un groupe de propriétaires, créateurs ou acquéreurs, de petites entreprises, l'auteur établit le rapport entre le processus d'établissement et le recours au counselling gouvernemental ou exterieur. On constate que le tiers des propriétaires qui ont créé leur entreprise ont demandé l'aide du gouvernement, contre aucun parmi ceux qui s'en sont portés acquéreurs. On a également constaté que le premier groupe avait une nette tendance à établir Ie siège du contrôle à l'interieur des structures comparativement aux autres, ce qui renforce les constatations précédentes au sujet des entrepreneurs. Toutefois, les deux groupes à l'étude mettaient un accent beaucoup plus prononcé sur le controle interne que le reste des entreprises.
URI: https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/handle/10219/286
ISSN: 0827-6331
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