International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Investigating the Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Personality Traits on Entrepreneurial Intention Using the Fuzzy DEMATEL Method
Ali Mobini Dehkordi, Ali Sasani, Mohammad Reza Fathi, Ehsan Khanmohammadi

Entrepreneurial intention is a result of new approaches in entrepreneurship studies in recent years. According to literature, there are several factors which affect on Entrepreneurial intention such as entrepreneurial knowledge, desirability of the entrepreneurial activity, or its feasibility, culture and work experience, and role model. In this paper, we focused on two main factors (Personality traits and Emotional intelligence) that have important effect on Entrepreneurial intention but have been studied their effects together less. At first we have tried to identify factors of Personality traits and Emotional intelligence affective on Entrepreneurial intention and after that we have ranked these factors using of fuzzy decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method.According to fuzzy DEMATEL result,need of achievement (C1) is the most important factor that affect on Entrepreneurial Intention.

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