The genetics of entrepreneurial performance

@article{Shane2013TheGO,
  title={The genetics of entrepreneurial performance},
  author={S. Shane and N. Nicolaou},
  journal={International Small Business Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={473 - 495}
}
Behavioral genetics techniques were applied to a sample of self-employed monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins from the USA to examine whether genetic factors influence entrepreneurial performance. The study found that genetics affects the amount of income earned by self-employed people. In addition, the study found that common genes influenced the phenotypic correlations between three of the ‘big five’ personality characteristics – agreeableness, openness to experience and extraversion… Expand
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