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Fowler College of
Business Administration

Intellectual Contribution

Title
The Effect of Time Horizon on Entrepreneurial Risk Taking Behavior
Author(s)
Zheng, C.
Type of Research
Faculty Research Seminars
Date Published
2014, After July
Contribution Type
Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Contribution Category
F
Points
3
Location
SDSU Psychology Department
Abstract
ABSTRACT Does time horizon affect how entrepreneurs and managers make risky decisions? Time horizon, the span of time in which decision makers view and evaluate decisions, will likely affect how decision makers frame decisions. Utilizing an established experimental design adopted from Gneezy & Potters (1997), we find that entrepreneurs take significantly higher risks than managers when facing a short-term time horizon. Importantly, the differences in risk taking behavior between the two groups are the largest when they face a short-term time horizon and do not receive any relevant feedback.
Role
presenter
Organization
SDSU Social Psychology Brown Bag Series
Panel
Social Psychology Brown Bag Series