Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind: Opening the Black Box / Edition 1

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Overview

Why do some people start business and others do not? Is entrepreneurship a natural quality or can it be taught? Do entrepreneurs think differently from others? While there is a great deal of literature exploring the dynamics of new firm creation, policies to promote innovation and technology transfer, and the psychology of creativity, research on entrepreneurial mindset or cognition is relatively new, and draws largely from such related fields as organizational behavior, cognitive and social psychology, career development, and consumer research. Over the past fifteen years, the initial model, the theory of reasoned action (TRA), and its successor, known as the theory of planned behavior (TPB), have successfully been applied to entrepreneurship. However, recent findings suggest that considerably more research is required to understand the role of intentions in the entrepreneurial decision process. In this volume, editors Carsrud and Brännback have assembled the most prominent researchers in entrepreneurial psychology to showcase state-of-the-art insights on its many dimensions. Covering such topics as perceptions, motivations, risk, passion, and opportunity recognition, and featuring both quantitative empirical studies and qualitative case examples, Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind challenges conventional approaches to entrepreneurial behavior and establishes a research agenda for the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441904423
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/23/2009
  • Series: International Studies in Entrepreneurship Series, #24
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 375
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Perceptions – Looking at the World through Entrepreneurial Lenses.- Towards A Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions.- An ‘informed’ intent model: incorporating human capital, social capital and gender variables into the theoretical model of entrepreneurial intentions.- Entrepreneurial Intentions are Dead; Long Live Entrepreneurial Intentions.- Cognitive Maps in Entrepreneurship: Researching Sense Making and Action.- Entrepreneurial Scripts and Entrepreneurial Expertise: The Information Processing Perspective.- The Entrepreneurial Mind and Behavior.- The role of emotions and cognitions in entrepreneurial decision-making.- Collective Passion in Entrepreneurial Teams.- Why? Attributions About and By Entrepreneurs.- Self-efficacy: Conditioning the Entrepreneurial Mindset.- Perceptions of Efficacy, Control, and Risk: A Theory of Mixed Control.- Entrepreneurial Decision-Making: Thinking under Uncertainty.- Entrepreneurial Alertness and Opportunity Identification: where are we now?- Entrepreneurial Behavior: Its Nature, Scope, Recent Research and Agenda for Future Research.-

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