@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15120,
	  title     = {The Entrepreneur's General Personality Traits and Technological Developments},
	  author    = {Bostjan Antoncic},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Technological newness and innovativeness are
important aspects of small firm development, growth and wealth
creation. The contribution of the study to entrepreneurship
personality research and to technology-related research in
entrepreneurship is that the model of the general personality driven
technological development was developed and empirically tested.
Hypotheses relating the big five personality factors (OCEAN:
openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and
neuroticism) and technological developments were tested by using
multiple regression analysis on survey data from a sample of 160
entrepreneurs from Slovenia. The model reveals two personality
factors, which are predictive of technological developments:
openness (positive impact) and neuroticism (negative impact). In
addition, a positive impact of firm age on technological
developments was found. Other personality factors
(conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness) of entrepreneurs
may not be considered important for their firm technological
	    journal   = {International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {360 - 365},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/15120},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/29},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 29, 2009},