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A Psychological Approach to Entrepreneurship

A Psychological Approach to Entrepreneurship

Selected Essays of Dean A. Shepherd

Dean A. Shepherd

Within an entrepreneurial context, what a person thinks and feels and how they behave are hugely consequential. Entrepreneurs often work in scenarios of considerable time pressure, task complexity, uncertainty and high performance variance. This fascinating volume explores the unique psychological qualities of individuals directly involved in the entrepreneurial process.

Chapter 20: Cognitive Adaptability and an Entrepreneurial Task: The Role of Metacognitive Ability and Feedback

J. Michael Haynie, Dean A. Shepherd and Holger Patzelt

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship


Scholars have focused considerable effort toward understanding the antecedents to “success” in entrepreneurship — why are some individuals more adept at discovering, evaluating, and exploiting opportunities than others? While different answers have been proposed to this question, a strongly supported proposition relates prior entrepreneurial knowledge to a myriad of positive outcomes in entrepreneurship (Shane, 2000).

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