The Psychology of Entrepreneurship

Edited by J. Robert Baum, Michael Frese, Robert A. Baron

© 2006 – Psychology Press

432 pages

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About the Book

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

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.

About the Series

SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series

The Series of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Launched in 1983 to make scientific contributions to the field, this series has attempted to publish books on cutting edge theory, research and theory derived from practice in industrial and organizational psychology, and related organizational science disciplines.

The goal of the series is to inform and stimulate research for SIOP members (students, practitioners and researchers) and people in related disciplines including other subdisciplines of psychology, organizational behavior, human resource management, and labor and industrial relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS025000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
PSY003000
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology