Policy entrepreneurs in sustainability transitions: Their personality and leadership profiles assessed. Timmermans, J.; van der Heiden, S.; and Born, M. P. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions.
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This article describes the theoretical development and empirical evaluation of an instrument to assess the personality and leadership profiles of policy entrepreneurs in sustainability transitions. Using insights from psychology and leadership theory, the study aims to identify personality and leadership characteristics that predispose an individual's involvement in policy entrepreneurship. The instrument was evaluated by comparing the personality characteristics of a group of policy entrepreneurs working on sustainability transitions in the field of health care, water management and regional development with a group of policy professionals involved in related policy fields. The distinct personality and leadership profiles found for these groups supports the validity of the assessment instrument. The instrument paves the way for more comprehensive research into the relation between personality structure, contextual variables and entrepreneurial behaviour and success.
@article{timmermans_policy_????,
	title = {Policy entrepreneurs in sustainability transitions: {Their} personality and leadership profiles assessed},
	issn = {2210-4224},
	shorttitle = {Policy entrepreneurs in sustainability transitions},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210422414000574},
	doi = {10.1016/j.eist.2014.06.002},
	abstract = {This article describes the theoretical development and empirical evaluation of an instrument to assess the personality and leadership profiles of policy entrepreneurs in sustainability transitions. Using insights from psychology and leadership theory, the study aims to identify personality and leadership characteristics that predispose an individual's involvement in policy entrepreneurship. The instrument was evaluated by comparing the personality characteristics of a group of policy entrepreneurs working on sustainability transitions in the field of health care, water management and regional development with a group of policy professionals involved in related policy fields. The distinct personality and leadership profiles found for these groups supports the validity of the assessment instrument. The instrument paves the way for more comprehensive research into the relation between personality structure, contextual variables and entrepreneurial behaviour and success.},
	urldate = {2014-07-25},
	journal = {Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions},
	author = {Timmermans, Jos and van der Heiden, Sander and Born, Marise Ph.},
	keywords = {Personality profile, Policy entrepreneurship, Policy innovations, Sustainability transitions, Transition management},
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