Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Behavior, Practice and Process
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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Behavior, Practice and Process

Edited by William B. Gartner and Bruce T. Teague

This Research Handbook provides a comprehensive and detailed exploration of this question: What do entrepreneurs do? The book offers three perspectives (behaviour, practice, process) on this question, demonstrates specific methods for answering the question (ethnography, autoethnography, participant observation, diaries, social media platforms and multilevel research techniques) and provides insights into the implications of pursuing this question as it pertains to: the timing and relationality of entrepreneurial activities, the influence of socially situated cognitions, the effect of team membership, and, the challenges of pursuing a behaviourally oriented entrepreneurship pedagogy.
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Chapter 2: Expert skills: implications for studying the behavior of entrepreneurs

Bruce T. Teague and William B. Gartner

Abstract

In this chapter we contemplate the existing state of both conceptual and empirical research on the behavior of entrepreneurs. Our review suggests that notions about experts and expert skills are implied or utilized in many influential works that focus on entrepreneurial behavior. Based on our evaluation of critical findings from research on expert skills that are related to skill development, types of practice, and neurocognitive adaptation, we suggest implications and new research opportunities for scholars interested in what entrepreneurs do.

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