Personality Traits, Entrepreneur’s Ambidexterity, and Knowledge Brokerage: Evidence from Technology Firms

Ching Seng Yap, Rizal Ahmad, Nurul Afza Hashim, Farah Waheeda Jalaludin

Abstract

The study aims to identify the knowledge sources for opportunity recognition and to examine the relationships between personality traits, ambidexterity, knowledge brokerage, and firm performance. Data were collected from 132 entrepreneurs in the technology sector using a questionnaire survey. The study finds that the mostly used knowledge sources for opportunity recognition are Internet/social media, online media, and customers. The findings reveal that personality traits of entrepreneurs relates with ambidexterity, specifically, openness to experience relates positively with engagement in exploration activities, and conscientiousness relates positively with engagement in exploitation activities. Furthermore, entrepreneur’s ambidexterity and knowledge brokerage have a positive relationship, which in turn, affect firm performance.

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Yap C., Ahmad R., Hashim N. and Jalaludin F. (2017). Personality Traits, Entrepreneur’s Ambidexterity, and Knowledge Brokerage: Evidence from Technology Firms.In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, ISBN 978-989-758-273-8, pages 61-69. DOI: 10.5220/0006505000610069


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis17,
author={Ching Seng Yap and Rizal Ahmad and Nurul Afza Hashim and Farah Waheeda Jalaludin},
title={Personality Traits, Entrepreneur’s Ambidexterity, and Knowledge Brokerage: Evidence from Technology Firms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS,},
year={2017},
pages={61-69},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006505000610069},
isbn={978-989-758-273-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS,
TI - Personality Traits, Entrepreneur’s Ambidexterity, and Knowledge Brokerage: Evidence from Technology Firms
SN - 978-989-758-273-8
AU - Yap C.
AU - Ahmad R.
AU - Hashim N.
AU - Jalaludin F.
PY - 2017
SP - 61
EP - 69
DO - 10.5220/0006505000610069