Our main research question was “Do the motive patterns of entrepreneurs in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere, predict the survival and/or financial performance of their firms?” Much of the previous research on motivation for business ownership was based on data from countries with developed economies. Only two of these earlier studies looked at the relationship between career reasons and outcomes, only one with established business owners in Great Britain.
Gatewood, Elizabeth J.; Patel, Ajay; and Shaver, Kelly G.
"CAREER REASONS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF SMES IN A DEVELOPING ECONOMY (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 35
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol35/iss5/7