Personality Traits of Entrepreneurs: A Review of Recent Literature -- by Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R. Kerr, Tina Xu

Published: 12/12/2017
Personality Traits of Entrepreneurs: A Review of Recent Literature -- by Sari Pekkala Kerr, William R. Kerr, Tina Xu
Source: PAPERS.NBER.ORG

We review the extensive literature since 2000 on the personality traits of entrepreneurs. We first consider baseline personality traits like the Big-5 model, self-efficacy and innovativeness, locus of control, and the need for achievement. We then consider risk attitudes and goals and aspirations of entrepreneurs. Within each area, we separate studies by the type of entrepreneurial behavior consid

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