International Studies in Entrepreneurship

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind

Opening the Black Box

Editors: Carsrud, Alan L., Brännback, Malin (Eds.)

  • Brings together leading, global authorities on entrepreneurial cognition research: Europe, Australia and the US
  • Draws upon the related fields of cognitive and social psychology, organizational behavior, consumer research, and career development to present a multi-layered picture of the entrepreneur
  • Sets an agenda for future research in the field
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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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Perceptions – Looking at the World Through Entrepreneurial Lenses

    Douglas, Evan

    Pages 3-22

  • Toward A Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions

    Elfving, Jennie (et al.)

    Pages 23-33

  • An “Informed” Intent Model: Incorporating Human Capital, Social Capital, and Gender Variables into the Theoretical Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions

    Hindle, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • Entrepreneurial Intentions are Dead: Long Live Entrepreneurial Intentions

    Krueger, Norris

    Pages 51-72

  • Cognitive Maps in Entrepreneurship: Researching Sense Making and Action

    Brännback, Malin (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8291-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind
Book Subtitle
Opening the Black Box
Editors
  • Alan L. Carsrud
  • Malin Brännback
Series Title
International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0443-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0443-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0442-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8291-9
Series ISSN
1572-1922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 375
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