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Unraveling two myths about entrepreneurs

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  • Hessels, Jolanda
  • Rietveld, Cornelius A.
  • van der Zwan, Peter
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    The supposed creativity of left-handed and dyslexic individuals may fit well with an entrepreneurial occupation. Empirical evidence from two representative Dutch samples, however, shows that left-handed and dyslexic individuals are not more likely to be(come) entrepreneurs than right-handed and non-dyslexic individuals.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 122 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 435-438

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:122:y:2014:i:3:p:435-438

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Self-employment; Dyslexia; Left-handedness; Laterality;

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