The psychological drivers of entrepreneurial resilience in the tourism sector

Mohamed Yacine Haddoud*, Adah Kole Emmanuel Onjewu, Mahmoud Ramadan Al-Azab, Ahmed Mohamed Elbaz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Although resilience is assumed to play a crucial role in entrepreneurship, the factors leading to entrepreneurial resilience in the tourism sector remain relatively unknown. To address this issue, this study adopts a novel configuration approach to assess psychological traits that are likely to result in resilient entrepreneurial behaviour in tourism. It approaches this by conceptualising personality traits through the big five model which is widely espoused in the psychology discipline. Then, using fuzzy-set analysis, a sample of 180 bazaar owner/managers in Egypt is investigated from which three distinct profiles likely to exhibit high levels of entrepreneurial resilience are determined. The findings of this paper advance scholars’ theoretical understanding and offer intelligence to policymakers and training institutions in the Egyptian tourism scene. Particularly, they help bazaar owner/managers reflect on their predispositions as a means for increasing resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)702-712
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Business Research
Volume141
Early online date3 Dec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

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