Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability
Place of publication
Tauranga, New Zealand
There is anecdotal evidence as well as a small but growing research literature indicating there may be a higher incidence of dyslexia amongst entrepreneurs compared to business managers and to the general population. Studies indicate that while dyslexics may resist entry into mainstream business due to their generally low literacy levels, there appears to be no such barrier for dyslexics wanting to start new ventures. Given that dyslexics also dislike imposed structure, have strong oral and spatial skills, are intuitive/insightful/curious as well as resilient and determined, it is not suprising that they gravitate towards self-employment as opposed to highly organised corporate professions.
This paper was presented at the 8th International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange conference 2011, Melbourne Victoria