Abstract

We surveyed 172 technology entrepreneurs to explore links between learning style, learning flexibility and behaviors hypothesized to produce entrepreneurial innovation and success. Our findings reveal a system of entrepreneurial learning and innovation with subtle and surprising interactions between learning processes and behavioral mediators.

The results of this study provide support for individual Kolb experiential learning style traits as predictive measures of entrepreneurial behaviors and practices. Learning flexibility and the learning style preference for active experimentation have significant effects on the behaviors of technology entrepreneurs who develop innovative products and processes.

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