Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind : Inside the Black Box
(International Studies in Entrepreneurship : Vol. 35)
Braennback, Malin (EDT)
Carsrud, Alan L. (EDT)
Builds on Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind (Springer, 2009) to show progression in the field over the last decade.
The book explores various aspects of cognitive and motivational psychology as they impact entrepreneurial behavior. Building upon the 2009 volume, Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind, the editors and contributors explore the cognitions, motivations, passions, intentions, perceptions, and emotions associated with entrepreneurial behaviors, in each case preserving their original chapters and enhancing them with thoughtful and targeted updates, reflecting on the most recent developments in theory and practice, telling the story of what has transpired in the last decade in the field of entrepreneurial psychology. The volume addresses such questions as: Why do some people start business and others do not? Is entrepreneurship a natural quality or can it be taught? Do entrepreneurs think differently from others? While there is a great deal of literature exploring the dynamics of new firm creation, policies to promote innovation and technology transfer, and the psychology of creativity; research on entrepreneurial mindset or cognition is relatively new, and draws largely from such related fields as organizational behavior, cognitive and social psychology, career development, and consumer research. In this book, editors Brannback and Carsrud have reassembled the contributors to Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind to discuss new research paradigms given their vantage point years after the original volume was published. Featuring the most current literature references, Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind continues to challenge conventional approaches to entrepreneurship and articulate an agenda for future research.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind.- Part I From Intentions to Action.- Ch 2 Entrepreneurial Intentions are Dead: Long Live Entrepreneurial Intentions.- Ch 3 Is Research on Entrepreneurial Intentions Growing?.- Ch 4 Perceptions: Looking at the World through Entrepreneurial Lenses.- Ch 5 Perceptions Revisited.- Part II Contexts, Cognition, and Entrepreneurial Expertise.- Ch 6 Toward a Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions.- Ch 7 Revisiting A Contextual Model of Entrepreneurial Intentions.- Ch 8 Context and Entrepreneurial Cognition.- Ch 9 Cognitive Maps in Entrepreneurship.- Chapter 10 Cognitive Maps in Entrepreneurship: Understanding Contexts. Chapter 11 Entrepreneurial Scripts in Entrepreneurial Expertise.- Chapter 12 Situated Scripting and Entrepreneurial Expertise.- Part III Motivations, Emotions, Attributions, and Self-Efficacy.- Ch 13 Motivations: The Entrepreneurial Mind and Behavior.- Ch 14 Motivations Matter in Entrepreneurial Behavior.- Ch 15 The Role of Emotions and Cognitions in Entrepreneurship Decision Making.- Ch 16 The Role of Emotions and Cognitions in the Pre-Entrepreneurial Process: What's New?.- Ch 17 Why? Attributions About and By Entrepreneurs.- Ch 18 Thoughts have Consequences.- Ch 19 Self-Efficacy: Conditioning the Entrepreneurial Mindset.- Ch 20 Self-Efficacy and the Entrepreneurial Mindset Revisited.- Part IV Entrepreneurial Alertness, Opportunity Identification and Behavior.- Ch 21 Entrepreneurial Alertness and Opportunity Identification.- Ch 22 Entrepreneurial Alertness and Opportunity Identification 3.0.- Ch 23 Entrepreneurial Behavior: Its Nature, Scope, Recent Research and Agenda for Future Research.- Ch 24 Entrepreneurs' Behavior: A Black Box in Entrepreneurship Research.