Developmental Disorders and Entrepreneurship
Objective of this paper is to explore the positive and negative phenomena of being developmental disorders in the entrepreneurship context.
There are several anecdotes that the internationally well-known entrepreneurs are diagnosed as ADHD. However, there are not enough empirical evidences; Further, the
mechanism between ADHD symptom and entrepreneurial actions are yet unclear. We attempt to fill in this research gap.
Two related researches were undertaken. First, we established qualitative rich data set of Japanese entrepreneurs with developmental disorders and overviewed their characteristics and dispositions of those entrepreneurs. Second, we chose two entrepreneurs from the data set and analyzed for the association of being developmental disorders and entrepreneurial actions. As a result, five propositions/insights were induced. Theoretical implications as well as future research were discussed.