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Entrepreneurial Cognition

Exploring the Mindset of Entrepreneurs

Authors: Shepherd, Dean A., Patzelt, Holger

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  • -Addresses fundamental questions to explain the how and why of entrepreneurship
  • -Focused on the mind of the individual in the extremes of entrepreneurial contexts
  • -Provides a comprehensive understanding of what motivates entrepreneurs to discover, exploit, and persist with the pursuit of potential opportunities
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About this book

This open access book investigates the inter-relationship between the mind and a potential opportunity to explore the psychology of entrepreneurship.  Building on recent research, this book offers a broad scope investigation of the different aspects of what goes on in the mind of the (potential) entrepreneur as he or she considers the pursuit of a potential opportunity, the creation of a new organization, and/or the selection of an entrepreneurial career.  This book focuses on individuals as the level of analysis and explores the impact of the organization and the environment only inasmuch as they impact the individual’s cognitions. Readers will learn why some individuals and managers are able to able to identify and successfully act upon opportunities in uncertain environments while others are not. This book applies a cognitive lens to understand individuals’ knowledge, motivation, attention, identity, and emotions in the entrepreneurial process. 

About the authors

Dean A. Shepherd is the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame University, USA. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing and has published over 130 scholarly journal articles and 19 books.
Holger Patzelt is Chair in Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research interests include entrepreneurial cognition and economic, emotional and psychological consequences of failure.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Shepherd, Dean A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Prior Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Cognition

    Shepherd, Dean A. (et al.)

    Pages 7-49

  • Motivation and Entrepreneurial Cognition

    Shepherd, Dean A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-103

  • Attention and Entrepreneurial Cognition

    Shepherd, Dean A. (et al.)

    Pages 105-135

  • Entrepreneurial Identity

    Shepherd, Dean A. (et al.)

    Pages 137-200

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71782-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover £20.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71781-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £24.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 23, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89104-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurial Cognition
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Mindset of Entrepreneurs
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71782-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71782-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71781-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89104-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 281
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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