Entrepreneurship as Organizing
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Entrepreneurship as Organizing

Selected Papers of William B. Gartner

William B. Gartner

This book draws together William B. Gartner’s key contributions to entrepreneurship research over the past 25 years. An original introduction by the author offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of his work as it pertains to the development of entrepreneurship as a scholarly field, and the articles demonstrate the many ways in which his research has explored entrepreneurship in relation to individuals, firms, environments, and processes.
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Chapter 11: A Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Factors Influencing Start-up Bevhaviors and Success at Venture Creation

Selected Papers of William B. Gartner

Elizabeth J. Gatewood, Kelly G. Shaver and William B. Gartner


The purpose of this study was to explore whether certain cognitive factors of potential entrepreneurs (as measured by a personal efficacy scale and the kinds of reasons people offer for their decision to undertake efforts to start a business) can be used to predict their subsequent persistence in business start-up activities and in new venture creation success.

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