Psychology of Entrepreneurship

ISBN-10: 0415652669
ISBN-13: 9780415652667
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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; andthe 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.

Series Foreword
Preface
Entrepreneurship as an Area of Psychology Study: An Introduction
Entrepreneurship: A Process Perspective
Born to Be an Entrepreneur? Revisiting the Personality Approach to Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs' Competencies
Entrepreneurial Motivation
Entrepreneurs as Organizational Products: Revisited
Cognition and Capabilities in Entrepreneurial Ventures
The Psychological Actions and Entrepreneurial Success: An Action Theory Approach
Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Education and Training in Entrepreneurship
Intrapreneurship and Innovation
Cross-Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Case of China
Method Challenges and Opportunities in the Psychological Study of Entrepreneurship
Psychology, Entrepreneurship, and the "Critical Mess"
Psychological Methods in Entrepreneurship Research
Research Gains: Benefits of Closer Links Between I/O Psychology and Entrepreneurship

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