Connecting People and Knowledge: Knowledge Spillovers, Cognitive Biases, and Entrepreneurship

  • Werner BönteEmail author
  • Diemo Urbig


Having served under David at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, the authors witnessed first hand as he worked to build up entrepreneurship as an academic discipline. While he was building this community in the field writ-large, he was also building a strong network of entrepreneurship scholars within the team itself. While reflecting upon the benefits of cognitive biases such as optimism for entrepreneurial knowledge spillovers and demonstrating context-dependency of the benefits and drawbacks of cognitive biases, the authors also connect this to how they have experienced David’s way of developing a research network.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jackstädt Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research, University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands

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