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The Role of Fear for Entrepreneurial Venture Creation

Causes of Failure before and after Foundation

Authors: K. Berger, Philipp

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Based on theory and an empirical survey, Philipp K. Berger measures the amount of fear for different groups of entrepreneurs. He draws parallels to Prospect Theory revealing the components of fear and shows, that entrepreneurial fear is a rather rational subconscious evaluation of the situation. Furthermore, he identifies the root causes of this fear – the fear of failure – and the underlying reasons, why potential entrepreneurs think they might fail. A comparison to actual company failure shows, that potential entrepreneurs both over-rate certain potential pitfalls and under-estimate other blind spots. The attributes of the individuals also have an influence on their fear, clustering them into rather fearful and rather fearless entrepreneurs. Based on the generated insights, the book concludes with concrete recommendations to improve the entrepreneurial activity in a country.

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Philipp K. Berger is a researcher for entrepreneurship at the University of Bremen. He is an entrepreneur himself and has a previous career as a manager.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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Softcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-658-08999-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Fear for Entrepreneurial Venture Creation
Book Subtitle
Causes of Failure before and after Foundation
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-09000-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-09000-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-08999-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 297
Number of Illustrations
62 b/w illustrations
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