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Contributing to a revival and a research agenda: the psychology of entrepreneurship

Groves, C, Lawless, A and O'Brien, S (2014) Contributing to a revival and a research agenda: the psychology of entrepreneurship. In: BAM2014 Conference Proceedings . (BAM2014, 9th - 11th September 2014, Belfast Waterfront, Northern Ireland).

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This paper highlights a renewed interest in the psychology of entrepreneurship which examines a taken-for-granted assumption within Business School programmes, that successful entrepreneurs can be taught. This paper reports the findings of a pilot study which explores the psychological profiles of self-identified entrepreneurs. The pilot study analyses the relationships between personality, motivation, individual demographic factors and entrepreneurial success factors using commercially available personality and motivation psychometrics. In doing so the paper presents a methodological contribution to this emerging area of research and practice. The applications of this research could include the use of these tools in screening processes for funding business start-ups and the focusing of support to aspiring and developing entrepreneurs. Feedback on the proposed approach is welcomed as is discussion with others who are interested in researching the psychology of entrepreneurship and how a better understanding of this inform can economic and social development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:14
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4749

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