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The Application of Psychological Testing to Entrepreneurial Potential

The Application of Psychological Testing to Entrepreneurial Potential MICHAEL PALMER The Application of Psychological Testing to Entrepreneurial Potential ~ THE WORD E N T REP R ENE U R carries a deluge duce the following hypothesis (for which original­ ity is not claimed): a priori, there appears to be of definitional and operational ambiguity. A review some correlation between economic growth and of the literature on entrepreneurship affords "strange and contradictory results." The entrepreneurial func­ business formations. Second, important to the for­ tion has been identified with "uncertainty bearing mation of a business is the activity of an entrepre­ ... intro­ neur. Third, certain areas may possess capital and . . . coordination of production resources resources while suffering from a scarcity of entre­ duction of innovations ... and ... the provision of preneurs; hence, in these areas we might expect to capital."! The literature also demonstrates the in­ adequacy of definitions to describe the entrepreneur find a lag in economic development. In other areas, in terms necessary for ex ante measurement. All defi­ where numerous entrepreneurs exist along with an adequate resource base we might expect a flourish nitions are ex post facto: a person is defined as an of economic activity. entrepreneur because of something http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png California Management Review SAGE

The Application of Psychological Testing to Entrepreneurial Potential

California Management Review , Volume 13 (3): 7 – Apr 1, 1971

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SAGE
Copyright
© 1971 The Regents of the University of California
ISSN
0008-1256
eISSN
2162-8564
DOI
10.2307/41164291
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Abstract

MICHAEL PALMER The Application of Psychological Testing to Entrepreneurial Potential ~ THE WORD E N T REP R ENE U R carries a deluge duce the following hypothesis (for which original­ ity is not claimed): a priori, there appears to be of definitional and operational ambiguity. A review some correlation between economic growth and of the literature on entrepreneurship affords "strange and contradictory results." The entrepreneurial func­ business formations. Second, important to the for­ tion has been identified with "uncertainty bearing mation of a business is the activity of an entrepre­ ... intro­ neur. Third, certain areas may possess capital and . . . coordination of production resources resources while suffering from a scarcity of entre­ duction of innovations ... and ... the provision of preneurs; hence, in these areas we might expect to capital."! The literature also demonstrates the in­ adequacy of definitions to describe the entrepreneur find a lag in economic development. In other areas, in terms necessary for ex ante measurement. All defi­ where numerous entrepreneurs exist along with an adequate resource base we might expect a flourish nitions are ex post facto: a person is defined as an of economic activity. entrepreneur because of something

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California Management ReviewSAGE

Published: Apr 1, 1971

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