Personality characteristics and the decision to become and stay self-employed

Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen & Alexander Kritikos
This paper systematically investigates whether different kinds of personality characteristics influence entrepreneurial development. On the basis of a large, representative household panel survey, we examine the extent to which the Big Five traits and further personality characteristics, which are more specifically related to entrepreneurial tasks, influence entry into self-employment and survival of self-employed persons in Germany. The empirical analysis reveals that among the specific characteristics in particular “risk attitudes” and “locus of control” have strong...
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