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Deep roots? Behavioral Inhibition and Behavioral Activation System (BIS/BAS) sensitivity and entrepreneurship

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dc.contributor.author Lerner, Daniel A.
dc.contributor.author Hatakbe, Isabella
dc.contributor.author Rauch, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-07T17:15:51Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-07T17:15:51Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2018, Volume 9, Pages 107-115
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/2564
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbvi.2018.02.005
dc.description.abstract A growing number of studies suggest a link between disinhibition and entrepreneurship. Separately, psychology literature has theorized and empirically shown that the roots of disinhibition can largely be traced to two psychophysiological systems – the behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and behavioral activation system (BAS). Despite BIS/BAS sensitivity underling constructs linked to venturing (e.g. impulsivity, clinical profiles, personality, motivation), and the existence of validated self-report scales for BIS/BAS operationalization, research has almost entirely yet to examine the connection between BIS/BAS sensitivity and entrepreneurship. We explore whether BIS and BAS sensitivities are related to entrepreneurial action and performance. Two studies are presented, and serve as a basis for further inquiry. Our examination of BIS/BAS (and associated Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory) in entrepreneurship adds to prior research that has largely looked to higher-order constructs. This work further opens and substantiates emerging research in entrepreneurship involving for example impulse-driven action, clinical constructs such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and underlying drivers of individual differences.
dc.format.extent 23 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Entrepreneurship
dc.subject Behavioral inhibition
dc.subject Behavioral activation
dc.subject Reinforcement sensitivity theory
dc.subject Impulsivity
dc.subject Disinhibition
dc.subject ADHD
dc.subject Neuroscience.
dc.title Deep roots? Behavioral Inhibition and Behavioral Activation System (BIS/BAS) sensitivity and entrepreneurship
dc.type Article


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