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ERIC Number: ED547895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 88
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-2492-1
Entrepreneurial Decision Making Styles and Learning Strategies Preferences
Hestand, Yana
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
Scope and Method of Study: The scope of this study was the decision making styles and the learning strategies preferences among entrepreneurs. The study utilized a descriptive research design. Internet was utilized as a data collection tool, Participant in the study were 240 entrepreneurs from the Oklahoma state, Tulsa county members of the SBA. The data collection was administered using on-line survey. The decision-making styles of the entrepreneurs were identified with General Decision Making Styles (GDMS) instrument. The learning strategies of the entrepreneurs were identified with the Assessing The Learning Strategies of Adults (ATLAS) instrument. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the self-reported data collected from the on-line survey reports. Findings and Conclusions: The majority of the entrepreneurs were Rational or Intuitive decision-makers. The Rational decision-making style predominance among entrepreneurs was probable due to the nature of their business responsibilities. Navigators were a predominant cluster among entrepreneurs- participants in the study. There is a logical congruence of between Rational decision making style and Navigator learning strategies preference of entrepreneurs. Both Rational decision makers and Navigators internalize the responsibility for their decision making and learning, as opposed to shifting the responsibility outward. In addition, Navigators and Rational decision makers are logic oriented which is a prerequisite for the business owners to be successful. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma