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dc.titleThe genetic basis of entrepreneurship: Effects of gender and personality
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Z.
dc.contributor.authorZyphur, M.J.
dc.contributor.authorNarayanan, J.
dc.contributor.authorArvey, R.D.
dc.contributor.authorChaturvedi, S.
dc.contributor.authorAvolio, B.J.
dc.contributor.authorLichtenstein, P.
dc.contributor.authorLarsson, G.
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-09T09:14:17Z
dc.date.available2013-10-09T09:14:17Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationZhang, Z., Zyphur, M.J., Narayanan, J., Arvey, R.D., Chaturvedi, S., Avolio, B.J., Lichtenstein, P., Larsson, G. (2009). The genetic basis of entrepreneurship: Effects of gender and personality. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 110 (2) : 93-107. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.07.002
dc.identifier.issn07495978
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44561
dc.description.abstractExtending previous research on the genetic underpinnings of entrepreneurship, we investigate gender differences in the genetic influences on the tendency of people to become entrepreneurs. We also examined two mediating variables through which genetic factors may impact this tendency: extraversion and neuroticism. Based on 1285 pairs of identical twins (449 male and 836 female pairs) and 849 pairs of same-sex fraternal twins (283 male and 566 female pairs), we found that females have a strong genetic influence and zero shared-environmental influences on their tendency to become entrepreneurs. In contrast, males show zero genetic influence, but a large shared-environmental influence. Extraversion and neuroticism mediate the genetic influences on women's tendency to become entrepreneurs, whereas extraversion mediates shared-environmental influences on men's tendency to become entrepreneurs. We discuss this sharp difference in genetic influences on entrepreneurship across gender groups and highlight the different challenges that men and women face in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.07.002
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBehavioral genetics
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectExtraversion
dc.subjectTwin methodology
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.07.002
dc.description.sourcetitleOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
dc.description.volume110
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page93-107
dc.description.codenOBDPF
dc.identifier.isiut000272340800004
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