Year Published: 2019

Authors: Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D.,William R. Kerr, Ph.D., and Margaret Dalton

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1908375116

ISBN: 0027-8424 (Print) 1091-6490 (Online)

Personality distinctions between entrepreneurs, non-founder CEOs/leaders, and inventor employees have received limited attention, especially in innovative settings where they are working together. Researchers surveyed these groups, along with other employees of innovative firms, at 4 locations of a prominent innovation and coworking center in the U.S. Entrepreneurs display the greatest tolerance of risk, even in small gambles, as well as the strongest self-efficacy, internal locus of control, and need for achievement. The non-founder CEOs/leaders typically fell in between entrepreneurs and employees for personality traits. Entrepreneurs, non-founder CEOs/leaders, and inventor employees all showed more innovative personalities than non-inventor employees in the same companies.

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