Purpose – By analyzing variables from the fields of business and neuropsychology, this document examines alternative combinations of behavioral economics and neuropsychological characteristics that would explain a successful entrepreneurial profile. Design/methodology/approach – The research is based on information gathered through a survey of 1,080 entrepreneurs. The findings offer interesting perspectives for academics, professionals and government institutions, which illustrate various neuropsychological characteristics that a person must have to be a successful entrepreneur. The method consists of a novel perspective that integrates qualitative comparative analysis (QCAs), a method based on Boolean algebra that offers a study from a configurational perspective. Findings – From the mixture of configurations, the paper explores following possible traits of an entrepreneurial mindset: cognitive flexibility, risk-taking, decision-making and teamwork. Originality/value – This paper contributes to the literature on emerging attempts and approaches to understand the entrepreneurial mindset and the possible skillset that underpins successful entrepreneurship.

, ,
doi.org/10.1108/ARLA-07-2021-0151
INCAE Top Articles
Academia. Revista Latinoamericana de Administración
Incae Business School

Brenes, E, Rodríguez, G., Acuña, J., Villalobos, Y., & Pichardo, C. (2021). Neuropsychological profile of entrepreneurs. Academia. Revista Latinoamericana de Administración. doi:10.1108/ARLA-07-2021-0151