Can genetic factors influence the likelihood of engaging in entrepreneurial activity?


This article offers an argument for how genetic factors may influence the tendency of people to engage in entrepreneurial activity, and describes four mechanisms through which genetic factors could operate. It also explores ways that researchers can use quantitative and molecular genetics to examine entrepreneurship, and discusses the potential implications of a genetic perspective for management research on entrepreneurship.

Journal or Publication:
Journal of Business Venturing
Authors:
Nicos Nicolaou
Scott Shane
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Year Published
2009
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