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Several scandals have been damaging the reputation of some entrepreneurial initiatives. The present work is part of a study designed to prevent misconduct in entrepreneurship, supported by literature centered on entrepreneurship's potential damaging features prone to produce harmful outcomes and victims. This range of harmful consequences appears t...
Entrepreneurs create businesses and employment. However, their behaviors might generate negative outcomes. Since external funding for startups is vital and challenging to get, this ecosystem becomes a breeding ground for unethical behaviors. This paper will explore the association between the tolerance to unethical behaviors and the Dark Triad Trai...
In this presentation, the results of the first phase of MiscRisk (Risk for Misconduct in Entrepreneurship) project will be addressed. MiscRisk aims to prevent misconduct in entrepreneurship following the literature according to which entrepreneurship may have destructive features generating harmful consequences and victims, such as stakeholders and...
Access to hard-to-reach samples is frequently difficult in criminological research. There are several challenges to reach populations such as people who perceive themselves as law-abiding citizens when asking about sensitive topics (deviant or criminal behaviors, victimization). In this presentation, methodological difficulties will be discussed, g...
The present dissertation aimed to differentiate entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs regarding personality traits and tolerance towards unethical behaviour on entrepreneurship. It also explored which variables were significant predictors of the tolerance towards unethical behaviour. Specifically, we analysed whether entrepreneurs show distinct perso...
The number of adults involved in early-stage entrepreneurship in Portugal has grown in recent years. In 2010 the prevalence was 4.4% and in 2015 was 9.5%. In 2012, the entrepreneurs´ rate on early-stage was 7.7% and Portugal was 7th in 24 innovative-oriented economies. The present study explores the relationship between entrepreneurship, personalit...
This research aims at developing risk assessment and situational intervention tools for screening and preventing misconduct in entrepreneurship. Considering the relevance of entrepreneurship on economic growth, this project intends to assess, describe and prevent misconduct committed by entrepreneurs. Such approach considers the interaction between personality characteristics of the entrepreneur and organizational environment. While these behaviours are not considered crime, they have been considered as misconduct producing externalities, endangering business moral environment, trust of stakeholders, investors, and consumers. The project will create a "Misconduct in Entrepreneurship Scale", correlating personality profiles and endorsement of misconduct among a sample of entrepreneurs. Measures of organizational culture, including ethical climate and prevention of misconduct, will be assessed. Intervention mechanisms for prevention of misconduct in entrepreneurship will be created. More information at: https://miscrisk.org