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Entrepreneurial Behavior of SMEs in Relation to Management Characteristics in Northwest Mexico

Version 1 : Received: 22 December 2020 / Approved: 24 December 2020 / Online: 24 December 2020 (08:48:59 CET)

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Ochoa Jiménez, S.; García García, A.R.; Leyva Osuna, B.A.; Valdez del Río, S. Entrepreneurial Behavior of SMEs and Characteristics of the Managers of Northwest Mexico. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 8. Ochoa Jiménez, S.; García García, A.R.; Leyva Osuna, B.A.; Valdez del Río, S. Entrepreneurial Behavior of SMEs and Characteristics of the Managers of Northwest Mexico. Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 8.

Journal reference: Soc. Sci. 2021, 10, 8
DOI: 10.3390/socsci10010008

Abstract

The objective of this study is to identify how demographic characteristics (gender, age, seniority at work, and educational level) are related to the entrepreneurial behavior of companies. To comply with the above, a quantitative, transversal, and non-experimental research was carried out, which consisted in applying an instrument to 262 managers of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in a northern city in Mexico. The collected information was analyzed in the software SPSS, version 26 with statistical testing by the Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis. The main findings dermore highly educated managers are those who contribute to this behavior of the studied companies, while gender and seniority at work are not differentiating elements in relation to the above. This research generates different possibilities of studies to be carried out in large companies from other sectors, as well as to include behavioral characteristics as study variables.

Subject Areas

Management; entrepreneurial behavior; leadership; SMEs; innovation

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