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Typical Traits and Behavior of Entrepreneurs
Vivek Joshi, Investor, India

Can anyone give a reference or direction to understand entrepreneurs based on behavioural science or related fields. I am trying to understand cognitive processes of entrepreneurs and also why they act in certain ways. Thank you...

Behaviours and Traits of Entrepreneurs
Adam Vernon, Consultant, United Kingdom
This is a great topic. I would be really interested to know what you find out. From my work in education I think it has a lot to do with creating or having an environment where entrepreneurial spirit can grow and flourish. Good luck in your searching. Adam.

Striking the Sensitive Chord Inside of the Entrepreneur
Hans Heijnen, Management Consultant, Netherlands
Hi Vivek, I send you the pdfs of the ebook Ten Steps Towards Personal Entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial attitude and behavior is for the most part embedded in the inside of one's being. Much more than the outside environmental triggers this behavior how that is striking the sensitive chord, the ouches and wows from the inside of oneself are the trigger.
The cognitive processes are mostly subordinate to striking the sensitive chord...

Entrepreneurial Behaviour
omorede adesuwa, Student (University), Sweden
Hello Vivek, you can take a look at these articles by Baron and Busenitz referenced below. They are classics in the topic of entrepreneurial behaviour, which is quite specific to why some entrepreneurs think and act the way they do.
- Baron, R. A. (1998). Cognitive Mechanisms in Entrepreneurship: Why and when entrepreneurs think differently than other people.
- Baron, R.A. (2000). Counterfactual Thinking and Venture Formation: The potential effects of thinking about what might have been.
- Baron, R.A. (2008). The Role of Affect in the Entrepreneurial Process.
- Busenitz, L. W. (1999). Entrepreneurial Risk and Strategic Decision Making: Itís a matter of perspective.
Hope they can help you in your search. Good Luck.

Saras Sarasvathy's Effectuation Principles
Paula Kokare, Project Manager, Switzerland
Hi Vivek, I also think that this topic is great. I suppose it is going in the direction of discussion - can entrepreneurship be learned or is it a natural skill.
In this regard, I would suggest author Saras Sarasvathy - Saras has researched and written a lot about how entrepreneurs reason and make decisions and published "5 effectuation principles" - underlying behaviours and cognitive processes of entrepreneurs. For more info, refer to my earlier post on this topic for a quick overview: Saras Sarasvathy's Effectuation Principles.
I hope this is helpful and good luck with the research!


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