Title: Impact of demographic profile of pharmaceutical entrepreneurs on entrepreneurial traits and family stress

Authors: A. Vasumathi; S. Tamil Maran

Addresses: VIT Business School, VIT University, Vellore-14, Tamil Nadu, India ' VIT Business School, VIT University, Vellore-14, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The population of India is said to be 1.3 billion as per the census. The availability of doctors for the Indian population is seven doctors per 1,000 people. The state and central govt. are taking measures to improve the public healthcare facility. The community pharmacists in this regard are in the frontline with direct interaction to community. The pharmaceutical entrepreneurs are expected to play multiple roles in the community and family which pave way to face more challenges and stress in both entrepreneurial and family life. Entrepreneurs play a vital role in improving economy of the nation. This motivates the researchers to carry a research on the impact of demographic profile on entrepreneurial traits and family stress. The researchers found that the years of experience of the entrepreneurs have significant association with decision making styles. The study also found that there is a positive correlation between income of the respondents and Machiavellianism attributes of entrepreneurs. It also proved that there is a significant variance between age of the entrepreneurs and attributes of family stress.

Keywords: entrepreneurs; demographic profile; family stress; decision making style; Machiavellianism.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2019.10018765

International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 2019 Vol.32 No.2, pp.202 - 223

Received: 28 Nov 2016
Accepted: 02 Feb 2017

Published online: 28 Jan 2019 *

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