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1st Edition

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

ISBN 9780415652667
Published August 16, 2012 by Psychology Press
432 Pages

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Book Description

Entrepreneurship is essential for international social and economic well-being, as new ventures are the dominant source of job creation, market innovation, and economic growth in many societies. In this book, a noted group of researchers use findings, methods, and theories of modern psychology as the basis for gaining important, new insights into entrepreneurship-and into the hearts and minds of the talented, passionate professionals who create new business ventures.

The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, a volume in the SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series, is the first book written about the psychology of entrepreneurship, and includes over 60 research questions to guide industrial organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship research about entrepreneurs. It seeks to answer questions such as, how and why do some people, but not others, recognize opportunities, decide to start new ventures, and organize successful, rapidly growing new ventures?

Some topics addressed include:

  • methods to help researchers explore the domain of entrepreneurship research;
  • the entire process of starting a new business;
  • characteristics of the individual entrepreneur;
  • the history of entrepreneurship education;
  • the cross-cultural effects of entrepreneurship; and
  • the viewpoints of seasoned psychologists who analyze current entrepreneurship research methods.

This book will appeal to teachers, students, and researchers in the areas of industrial organizational psychology, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and management.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword.

J.R. Baum, M. Frese, R.A. Baron, Preface.

J.R. Baum, M. Frese, R.A. Baron, J.A. Katz, Entrepreneurship as an Area of Psychology Study: An Introduction.

R.A. Baron, Entrepreneurship: A Process Perspective.

A. Rauch, M. Frese, Born to Be an Entrepreneur? Revisiting the Personality Approach to Entrepreneurship.

G.D. Markman, Entrepreneurs' Competencies.

E.A. Locke, J.R. Baum, Entrepreneurial Motivation.

P.G. Audia, C.I. Rider, Entrepreneurs as Organizational Products: Revisited.

L.W. Busenitz, J.D. Arthurs, Cognition and Capabilities in Entrepreneurial Ventures.

M. Frese, The Psychological Actions and Entrepreneurial Success: An Action Theory Approach.

J. Antonakis, E. Autio, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. J.A. Katz, Education and Training in Entrepreneurship.

G.T. Lumpkin, Intrapreneurship and Innovation. R.L. Tung, J. Walls, M. Frese, Cross-Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Case of China.

P. Davidsson, Method Challenges and Opportunities in the Psychological Study of Entrepreneurship.

W.B. Gartner, Psychology, Entrepreneurship, and the "Critical Mess".

K.G. Shaver, Psychological Methods in Entrepreneurship Research.

R.A. Baron, M. Frese, J.R. Baum, Research Gains: Benefits of Closer Links Between I/O Psychology and Entrepreneurship.

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