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Entrepreneurship psychology: a review

Abstract

Based on a literature review of entrepreneurship psychology, and a specific highlighting of the subareas personality, cognition, emotion, attitude, and self, this article presents a review of this field’s past and current issues in terms of topics, theories, and methods. In combination with survey results from entrepreneurship psychology researchers’ current work and opinions on the research frontier on those aspects, this article provides insights and suggestions for future research directions.

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Omorede, A., Thorgren, S. & Wincent, J. Entrepreneurship psychology: a review. Int Entrep Manag J 11, 743–768 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-014-0307-6

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