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Behavioural characteristics, stability of preferences and entrepreneurial success


Maitra, P and Neelim, A, Behavioural characteristics, stability of preferences and entrepreneurial success, A Research Agenda for Experimental Economics, Edward Elgar Publishing, A Chaudhuri (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 93-118. ISBN 9781789909845 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4337/9781789909852


In this chapter, we first provide a brief review of literature to identify the main behavioural preferences and non-cognitive traits that affect entrepreneurial choice and success. We utilise studies conducted in both developing and developed countries, though our primary focus is on those conducted in developing countries. We show that behavioural preferences and non-cognitive skills of entrepreneurs are often correlated with the success and failures of these standard interventions conducted in the developing countries. We finish this chapter, by providing a discussion on the stability of behavioural preferences and examine whether individuals can be trained to alter these preferences with an aim to make them better entrepreneurs.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:experiments, entrepreneurship, development, preferences
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Experimental economics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in economics
UTAS Author:Neelim, A (Dr Ananta Neelim)
ID Code:149771
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Economics
Deposited On:2022-04-11
Last Modified:2022-05-16

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