There is growing recognition of a distinctive intuitive basis to entrepreneurial decision and action (Barron 2004). Existing work has taken a cognitive approach, viewing entrepreneurial intuition as rooted in the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of prior experience, the sub-conscious and emotions (Mitchell et al 2005). However, experiments in psychophysiology have established that there is a sensory component by which emotional arousal to an object of interest enables the body’s autonomic system (ANS) to receive and process implicit, non-local information before a future event (McCraty et al., 2004a & 2004b; Radin, 1997). A recent theory builds on this evidence and on the principles of quantum-holography to develop an explanation, with testable hypotheses, of how such non-local intuition occurs in entrepreneurs (Bradley, 2006, 2007). As the first stage in a larger investigation (Gillin et al., 2006), we present the results of a pilot study testing the efficacy of a new experimental protocol designed to isolate and measure nonlocal intuition in entrepreneurs.
Gillin, Murray; Bradley, Raymond T.; Atkinson, Mike; LaPira, Frank; and McCraty, Rollin
"INTUITIVE PERCEPTION: AS MEASURED ON REPEAT ENTREPRENEURS IN THE CAMBRIDGE TECHNOPOL USING ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTATION (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 27
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol27/iss6/13