Innovation conviction, innovation mindset and innovation creed as precursors for the need for achievement and women's entrepreneurial success in South Africa: entrepreneurial education as a moderator

Eugine Tafadzwa Maziriri, Brighton Nyagadza, Tinashe Chuchu

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to determine the impact of innovation conviction, innovation mindset and innovation creed on the need for achievement and the success of women entrepreneurs. The study also investigates the impact of entrepreneurial education in moderating the relationship between the need for achievement and women’s entrepreneurial success. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a structured questionnaire and a quantitative research design. Data were gathered from 304 women entrepreneurs in South Africa’s Gauteng province. The data were analysed using smart partial least squares. Findings: The results showed that innovation conviction, innovation mindset and innovation creed have positive and significant impacts on the need for achievement. It was also discovered that the need for achievement and entrepreneurial education have a positive and significant impact on women's entrepreneurial success. Moreover, the results showed that entrepreneurial education had a positive and significant moderating effect on the nexus between the need for achievement and women's entrepreneurial success. Practical implications: By comprehensively examining the impact of innovation conviction, innovation mindset and innovation creed on the need for achievement and women's entrepreneurial success, this study has valuable implications for academics. Originality/value: This research will add to the corpus of information on women's entrepreneurship and small business management in Africa, which is generally overlooked by academics in developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1225-1248
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Journal of Innovation Management
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2024
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Innovation conviction
  • Innovation creed
  • Innovation mindset
  • Need for achievement
  • Women's entrepreneurial success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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