The attribution of blame: causality, responsibility, and blameworthiness

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Springer-Verlag, 1985 - Business & Economics - 192 pages

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Causes and Explanations
The Attribution of Causality
Dimensions of Responsibility

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Kelly G. Shaver is Professor of Psychology at the College of William & Mary. From 1977-1979, he was Program Director for Social and Developmental Psychology in the Division of Behavioral and Neural Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He currently serves as an advisor to, is a founding director of, and serves as a member of the international advisory board of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute (ESBRI) in Stockholm where he was a Visiting Professor during 1999-2000. For 5 years Dr. Shaver was Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and the Journal of Personality. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. He is the author of seven books, coauthor or coeditor of five others, and is author or coauthor of over 140 papers and research articles on attribution processes and entrepreneurship. His paper on the motivations of nascent entrepreneurs was the winner of the Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference Best Paper Award for 2000, and his course on the psychology of entrepreneurship won the 2000 McGraw-Hill/Irwin Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, a member of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the current (2003-2004) Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. Shaver's e-mail is; his web pages are at