Identification of Characteristics related to Passion for Work of Entrepreneurial Leaders

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran

2 Graduate of faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Despite the importance of passion for starting and growing businesses and entrepreneurial behavior of individuals, few studies have investigated the role of entrepreneurial passion and passion for work of entrepreneurs’ internal characteristics. Therefore, this paper seeks to identify the concepts and issues of entrepreneurial passion and passion for work of entrepreneurial leaders. Using exploratory qualitative method with purposive sampling, this research continues to review the results of the sample 30 after reaching theoretical saturation in order to increase the reliability of interviews. Finally, by analyzing the content of concepts derived from the categorized narrations with the help of Atlas.ti software, a total of 2 issues, 9 components and 98 concepts were identified about entrepreneurial passion and passion for work of entrepreneurial leaders. Based on the findings, 5 concepts of passion for quality, law orientation, anthropocentrism, competitiveness and love to work in issue of passion for work and 4 concepts of passion for founding, passion for inventing, passion for developing and entrepreneurial competencies in issue of entrepreneurial passion were identified.


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