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ERIC Number: EJ769082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1359-8139
Micro-Social Factors in the Development of Entrepreneurial Giftedness: The Case of Richard Branson
Shavinina, Larisa V.
High Ability Studies, v17 n2 p225-235 Dec 2006
Research shows that social circumstances influence the development of an individual's high abilities. This paper identifies the micro-social1 factors in the development of entrepreneurial giftedness. Specifically, the paper considers the family milieu, 'significant others' and great contemporaries in the case of Richard Branson, the most successful entrepreneur in the UK. Despite the quite evident importance of entrepreneurship in the prosperity of any society, one should acknowledge that the phenomenon of entrepreneurial giftedness is terra incognita from a research viewpoint. The paper introduces the concept of entrepreneurial giftedness and thus fills an apparent niche in the literature on high abilities. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom