ERIC Number: EJ786316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 13
The Controversial Role of Personality Traits in Entrepreneurial Psychology
Llewellyn, David J.; Wilson, Kerry M.
Education & Training, v45 n6 p341-345 2003
The usefulness of personality traits in the explanation and prediction of entrepreneurship is critically evaluated, and both contemporary theory and existing empirical findings are reviewed, emphasizing the need for conceptual clarity and methodological reform. Detailed recommendations for future research are outlined, and this critique is complemented by a detailed case study of a practical research design drawn from an ongoing project. Taken together, these provide a powerful illustration of how abstract principles can be used to inform research practices, and the underlying message emanating from this evolving body of knowledge can be used to enrich teaching materials and educational activities.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Entrepreneurship, Behavior, Case Studies, Psychological Patterns, Prediction, Research Design
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