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Searching For The Entrepreneurial Personality: New Evidence And Avenues For Further Research

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Executive Summary

What makes the entrepreneurial personality is the key question the authors seek to answer in the special issue of the Journal of Economic Psychology on "Personality and Entrepreneurship." The contributions are clustered around questions regarding the linkage between personality, socio-economic factors and entrepreneurial development. Results further explain the gender puzzle, while, at the same time, it is clear that stereotypes of what makes the ideal entrepreneur must be revisited. This conclusion is based on new insights into the effects that variables, such as risk tolerance, trust and reciprocity, the value for autonomy and also external role models, have on entrepreneurial decision making.

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