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Genetics one key to entrepreneurship

In Agricultural Entrepreneurship, Innovation on August 3, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Economic development professionals-and small business consultants like me-are always searching for what it takes to spur entrepreneurship.  Well, it’s not very easy to imitate, but researchers have identified one important factor in creating entrpreneurs-genetics.

According to a study by Case Western Reserve University and others, genetics explain at least a portion of why certain people become entrepreneurs. The study examined several hundred sets of twins and found that traits such as extroverted personality and desire for education could lead some individuals down the entrepreneurship path.

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