Psychological Approaches to Entrepreneurship

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Michael Frese, Elizabeth Chell, Heinz Klandt
Psychology Press, 2000 - Psychology - 128 pages
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The study of entrepreneurship is important because small and medium-sized enterprises are the major agents of economic growth and employment (99% of European companies are small or medium-sized and provide 66% of the working places). From a psychological point of view, the study is interesting because small-scale entrepreneurs have to work on a complex set of tasks, such as development of the organization, leadership, and organizational issues.
The common theme of this special issue is to look at personality predictors of success and entrepreneurial behaviour. All the articles in this issue take as a starting point a sophisticated personality concept that was traditionally done. Thus, it is our hope that this new approach to personality will be seen as much more fruitful within entrepreneurship research than it has been in the one used until now.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
7
Section 4
23
Section 5
31
Section 6
45
Section 7
49
Section 8
57
Section 10
66
Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
89
Section 15
93
Section 16
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Section 17
103

Section 9
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MICHAEL FRESE is a Visiting Professor of the London Business School, holds a Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Giessen, Germany, and holds a similar position part-time at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. President-elect of the International Association of Applied Psychology, he serves on the editorial boards of 11 international publications based variously in the U.S., England, Netherlands, Germany, and elsewhere. Frese is author and coauthor of about 200 articles and author or editor of fifteen books.

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