Title: Do senior bankers care about entrepreneurial behaviour?: case of senior managers of Iranian vanguard banks

Authors: Saeed Jafari Moghadam; Aidin Salamzadeh

Addresses: Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, 16th Street, North Kargar Avenue, Tehran, 1439813141, Iran ' Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, 16th Street, North Kargar Avenue, Tehran, 1439813141, Iran

Abstract: Changing needs of markets, innovations of competitors, and creative ideas of leading companies, require managers to reveal more entrepreneurial behaviour patterns. Entrepreneurial behaviours are those behaviours that lead to innovative/opportunity oriented results which are the outcomes of an entrepreneurial process. The main question of this study is: "what are the factors affecting entrepreneurial behaviours of the managers of vanguard banks in Iran?" To answer this question, first, some interview sessions were held to recognise the key factors affecting corporate entrepreneurial behaviours of the bank managers. Then, these factors were classified into three main groups: 1) individual factors; 2) organisational factors; 3) precipitating events. Among these, the first two factors were studied in the quantitative phase, and the third factor was studied in the qualitative phase. Our finding confirmed that entrepreneurial behaviour could be construed at the nexus of organisational and individual antecedents, alongside certain precipitating events.

Keywords: entrepreneurial behaviour; bank managers; individual factors; organisational factors; environmental trends.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2018.089065

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2018 Vol.14 No.1/2, pp.271 - 287

Available online: 14 Nov 2017 *

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