Although collective efficacy has been regarded as an important antecedent of team performance, little research has noticed the importance of it in entrepreneurship. Building on social support theory, we contribute to filling this gap. We hypothesize that entrepreneurial collective efficacy is a critical factor that influences entrepreneurial team effectiveness. In addition, we propose a three-path mediational model, in which instrumental support and emotional support intervene in series between entrepreneurial collective efficacy and team effectiveness. Our hypotheses are tested on a Chinese sample of entrepreneurial teams (N teams=81; N individuals=335). Our findings indicate that entrepreneurial collective efficacy is positively associated with entrepreneurial team effectiveness, and instrumental and emotional support play a mediating between collective selfefficacy and team performance. Theoretical contributions are discussed.
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||ACERE, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange - Brisbane, Australia|
Duration: 5. Feb 2018 → 6. Feb 2018
|Conference||ACERE, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange|
|Period||05/02/2018 → 06/02/2018|
Chen, Y., Klyver, K., & Zhou, X. (2018). Entrepreneurial collective efficacy, social support and entrepreneurial team effectiveness: a three-path mediational model. Paper presented at ACERE, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Brisbane, Australia.