Beyond Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: The Impact of Neurodiversity in New Ventures

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Abstract

Recent entrepreneurship literature highlights the adaptive benefits of neurological differences for lone entrepreneurs. However, it is not known how neurological diversity plays out within new venture teams (NVT). This paper adopts a strengths-based lens to define neurodiversity and empirically test our neurodiversity model by analysing more than 5,452 Danish NVTs over a nine-year period. Our findings reveal that the inclusion of a neurodiverse founding member enhances team performance; this effect is enhanced for founders who have received treatment. This study contributes to entrepreneurship theory by empirically showing the adaptive benefits of multiple neurodiversity conditions and the positive benefits for founding teams composed of neurodiverse entrepreneurs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number21373
JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
Volume2020
Issue number1
ISSN2151-6561
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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