Why and how do founding entrepreneurs bond with their ventures? Neural correlates of entrepreneurial and parental bonding

Tom Lahti*, Marja Liisa Halko, Necmi Karagozoglu, Joakim Wincent

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Abstract

This paper investigates why and how founding entrepreneurs bond with their ventures. We develop and test theory about the nature of bonding in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of 42 subjects (21 entrepreneurs and 21 parents). We find that entrepreneurs and parents show similar signs of affective bonding, that self-confidence plays a role in bonding style, and that the degree to which entrepreneurs include their ventures in the self and to which parents include their child in the self influences their ability to make critical assessments. Our findings suggest that bonding is similar for entrepreneurs and parents and that venture stimuli influence reward systems, self-regulatory functions, and mental factors that are associated with judgment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-388
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Volume34
Issue number2
Early online date24 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Bonding
  • Bonding style
  • Entrepreneurship
  • fMRI
  • Judgment
  • Neuropsychology
  • Parenting
  • Self-confidence

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