Born Entrepreneur? Adolescents‘ Personality Characteristics and Self-Employment in Adulthood
|Author(s):||Heineck, Guido ; Viinikainen, Jutta; Böckerman, Petri; Hintsanen, Mirka; Raitakari, Olli; Pehkonen, Jaakko|
|Title of the Journal:||Journal of Business Venturing Insights|
|Publisher Information:||Oxford [u.a.] : Elsevier Science|
|Year of publication:||2017|
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|
|Year of publication:||4. December 2017|