Neue Publikation mit Prof. Guido Heineck

Titel: Born entrepreneurs? Adolescents’ personality characteristics and entrepreneurship in adulthood


Jutta Viinikainen, Guido Heineck, Petri Böckerman, Mirka Hintsanen, Olli Raitakari, Jaakko Pehkonen


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.

Der Beitrag erscheint in Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Volume 8, November 2017, Pages 9-12: