Understanding Israeli Start-Up Founders in the context of “Tikkun Olam”

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Tova Persoff


Context impacts a start-up founder’s behavior, activities and choices. This study uses the three founder identities introduced by Fauchart and Gruber (2011) Darwinian, communitarian and missionary to classify Israeli start-up founders who have created diverse products. It presents an innovative context-based interpretation of Tikkun Olam – which in Hebrew means ‘making the world a better place’ as a possible explanation for the relatively large number of Israeli start-up founders who were found to have a hybrid identity.


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Persoff, T. (2021). Understanding Israeli Start-Up Founders in the context of “Tikkun Olam”. Kultura-Społeczeństwo-Edukacja, 20(2), 71-89. https://doi.org/10.14746/kse.2021.20.4


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