Date

1-4-2016 12:00 AM

Major

Materials Engineering; Management

Department

Materials Science & Engineering

College

College of Engineering

Project Advisor

Marc Anderson

Project Advisor's Department

Management

Description

A plethora of past research has identified personality traits of entrepreneurs, but what about the personalities of people that would prefer to work in an entrepreneurial firm? The answer to this question would allow HR professionals to identify and target top candidates for employment in either a startup or an established firm based on a pre-employment personality test. Additionally, knowledge of this type will broaden our understanding of the traditional entrepreneurial firm by allowing us to get a personality profile for “joiners” of startup firms. This research uses the ten aspects of the big five personality model to determine a correlation between personality and employment preference. A simple regression model is then used to predict preference based on personality test scores.

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Apr 1st, 12:00 AM

Personality Based Preferences for Careers in Entrepreneurial firms

A plethora of past research has identified personality traits of entrepreneurs, but what about the personalities of people that would prefer to work in an entrepreneurial firm? The answer to this question would allow HR professionals to identify and target top candidates for employment in either a startup or an established firm based on a pre-employment personality test. Additionally, knowledge of this type will broaden our understanding of the traditional entrepreneurial firm by allowing us to get a personality profile for “joiners” of startup firms. This research uses the ten aspects of the big five personality model to determine a correlation between personality and employment preference. A simple regression model is then used to predict preference based on personality test scores.