Dyslexic and entrepreneur : typologies, commonalities and differences

Franks, Karen and Frederick, Howard 2011, Dyslexic and entrepreneur : typologies, commonalities and differences, Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability, vol. XI, no. 1, pp. 95-115.

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Title Dyslexic and entrepreneur : typologies, commonalities and differences
Author(s) Franks, Karen
Frederick, Howard
Journal name Journal of Asia entrepreneurship and sustainability
Volume number XI
Issue number 1
Start page 95
End page 115
Publisher USA Info
Place of publication Tauranga, New Zealand
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1176-8592
Summary 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.
Notes This paper was presented at the 8th International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange conference 2011, Melbourne Victoria
Language eng
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Swinburne University of Technology
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042164

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