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Entrepreneurs’ passion and organizational innovation: the moderating role of regulatory focus of entrepreneurs
Vol. Volume 22, Number 3 September/2017

Cuiping Ma & Qingqiong Zhang
This study examines the relationship between entrepreneurs’ passion and organizational innovation in new ventures. We also investigate the moderating role of entrepreneurs’ cognition, namely regulatory focus, in the relationship between entrepreneurs’ passion and organizational innovation. Findings from data collected from 141 Chinese new ventures indicated that entrepreneurs’ passion is positively related to organizational innovation. Moreover, the regulatory focus of entrepreneurs moderates the relationship between entrepreneurs’ passion and organizational innovation, such that the relationship is stronger under high promotion focus or low prevention focus. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords: Entrepreneurs’ passion; Organizational innovation; Regulatory focus; China.