Purpose - This study explores the role of polychronic temporal orientation and decision-making decentralization on founders' perceptions of entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE).
Design/methodology/approach - Longitudinal survey data were collected from 141 business founders in China.
Findings - Findings suggest that decision-making decentralization is positively associated with founders' ESE. In addition, a polychronic temporal orientation is positively related to ESE, and this relationship is mediated by decision-making decentralization.
Originality/value - This study adds to existing knowledge on ESE and temporal related issues by presenting empirical evidence that explains how and why the temporal orientation context and the practice of decision-making decentralization can shape ESE perceptions among venture founders.
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Lin, H.-E., Shinnar, R.S., Shi, Y. and Hsu, D. (2022), "Polychronicity, decision-making and entrepreneurial self-efficacy of venture team founders: an exploratory study", New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 144-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/NEJE-10-2021-0063