This paper explores the effectiveness of goal setting and accountability within group-based entrepreneurship initiatives in creating human capital. The study uses a randomized cluster trial to compare the experimental and control groups of entrepreneurs. The results suggest that frequent goal setting and accountability in group settings provides a greater number of learning experiences and human capital development opportunities available to entrepreneurs than those that did not engage in the same level of goal setting.
The Effectiveness of Goal Setting and Accountability in Group-Based Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Training entrepreneurs in goal setting in social situations that encourage accountability can have a positive impact on entrepreneurs' human capital.
Haines, H. (2014). 'The Effectiveness of Goal Setting and Accountability in Group-Based Entrepreneurship Initiatives'. Working paper.