Regional differences of people with an entrepreneurial personality structure in Germany – An overview

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  • Michael Fritsch Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensentwicklung, Innovation und wirtschaftlichen Wandel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, 07743, Jena, Deutschland http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0337-4182
  • Martin Obschonka QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, QLD 4001, Brisbane, Australien
  • Michael Wyrwich Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensentwicklung, Innovation und wirtschaftlichen Wandel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3, 07743, Jena, Deutschland
  • Samuel D. Gosling Department of Psychology, University of Texas, 1 University Station, 78712, Austin, TX, USA
  • Peter J. Rentfrow Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Downing Site, CB 2 3EB, Cambridge, Großbritannien
  • Jeff Potter Atof Inc., 17 Magazine Street, 02139, Cambridge, MA, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1007/s13147-018-0519-2

Keywords:

Personality traits, Entrepreneurial personality, Big Five, Entrepreneurship, Regional cultures

Abstract

Recent research has found clear indications of regional differences in the personality traits of the population. Such regional differences may significantly contribute to explaining regional development. We provide an overview of regional differences in entrepreneurial personality traits among the population in Germany. There are a number of highly significant regional differences but the strength of the effects is relatively small. The empirical evidence suggests that the regional differences found are due to selective migration and also to socialization.

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Fritsch M, Obschonka M, Wyrwich M, Gosling SD, Rentfrow PJ, Potter J. Regional differences of people with an entrepreneurial personality structure in Germany – An overview. RuR [Internet]. 2018 Feb. 28 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];76(1):65–81. Available from: https://rur.oekom.de/index.php/rur/article/view/411

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