The entrepreneur as a person
An understanding of how different views of the nature of an individualpersonality have been introduced into definitions of and understanding of the entrepreneur.
- ‘Great person’ notion that entrepreneurs can be destined for greatness just as importantscientists or artists. It is not very useful however.
- Social Misfit notion that entrepreneurs are misfits at heart.-- they are unable to fit into existingsocial situations.- Personality Type- entrepreneurs can have different personality types to determine how they actin different situations
- Personality Trait-- While a personality may be of a particular type, it has a trait.
-Ability trait-- relate to specific ability of problem solving, planning innovativeness ornegotiation skills.-Temperamental traits- those concerned with public actions (introversion vs extroversion)-Dynamic traits- those concerned with internal motivation
-Social Development approaches-- the way people behave is not predetermined. An entrepreneuris not born, they are made. Factors leading to social development: Innate, Acquired, and Social.
-Cognitive Approaches-- attempts to develop an understanding of how humans obtain info and useit.