The contributing roles of emotional intelligence and spiritual intelligence in entrepreneurial innovation and creativity

Tee, Susan Suan Chin and Raman, Kavitha and Yeow, Jian Ai and Uchenna, C. Eze (2013) The contributing roles of emotional intelligence and spiritual intelligence in entrepreneurial innovation and creativity. In: Proceedings of 4th Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference. WBI Conference Proceedings. ISBN 978-1-922069-31-3 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Interest shown on entrepreneurs has been increasing for many years. Researchers are keen to know the behavior and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. In this paper, the fundamentals of “Emotional Intelligence” and “Spiritual Intelligence” have been employed to determine the qualities of successful entrepreneurs. The study used both quantitative and qualitative approach. A total of 88 entrepreneurs took part in the study which span over a period of 1 year. It was found that successful entrepreneurs had strong levels of “Emotions Direct Cognition” and “Understanding Others Emotions”. In terms of the level of “Spiritual Intelligence”, successful entrepreneurs had high strong connections with many of the elements which included “Discernment”, “Egolessness”, “Freedom”, “Higherself”, “Intuition”, “Joy”, “Practice”, “Purpose” and “Relatedness”.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5546-5548.6 Office management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 09:03
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 09:03
URI: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5367

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