Journal of Business Venturing 24 (2009) 23 – 26 : Wendy Johnson
Nicolaou and Shane (this issue) have written a nice introduction to the concepts and methods of classical behavior genetics, suggesting that entrepreneurship may show genetic influence. If this idea is new to the field, researchers should make ready to incorporate it. It is almost certain that genetic influences will be found, as will genetic covariance between entrepreneurship and other psychological traits. The questions, though, are what to make of these genetic influences and how might they clarify outstanding definitional issues.