Born entrepreneurs? Adolescents’ personality characteristics and entrepreneurship in adulthood
Guido Heineck (),
Petri Böckerman (),
Olli Raitakari and
Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2017, vol. 8, issue C, 9-12
Is there an entrepreneurial personality, and does it appear early in life? We provide a new answer to this important question by examining traits related to Type A behavior (Aggression, Leadership, Responsibility, and Eagerness-Energy) measured during adolescence and their relationship to entrepreneurship propensity in adulthood. The results indicate that the early-life Leadership dimension is significantly associated with a higher likelihood of 1) becoming an entrepreneur and 2) being more successful as an entrepreneur, as approximated by sales.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Personality; Type A behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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