Chapter 5 The Biology of Entrepreneurship
In this chapter, we provide a systematic review of the biological perspective in entrepreneurship. Specifically, we systematically review research linking the three biological strands of genetics, physiology, and neuroscience to entrepreneurship. We discuss the findings of this growing literature and how incorporating biology into the study of entrepreneurship can enhance our understanding of various entrepreneurial outcomes. We then discuss the mechanisms through which biology affects entrepreneurship. Finally, we conclude with directions for future research.
Keywordsbiological perspective; biology; genetics; physiology; neuroscience; psychology research; entrepeneurship; entrepeneur; systematic review; DNA; quantitative genetics; molecular genetics; environmental factors; gene studies; hormone
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date and place2021
SeriesThe Organizational Frontiers Series,
Biology, life sciences