Defining the Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Lisa BosmanEmail author
  • Stephanie Fernhaber


The purpose of this chapter is to provide an introduction and definition of the entrepreneurial mindset, taking into consideration literature and research from the discipline of entrepreneurship. What is the entrepreneurial mindset? To arrive at a definition, we must first dig into the meaning of the words “entrepreneurial” and “mindset” separately. We start by examining the definition of mindset, which serves as our foundation, and then move on to what it means to be entrepreneurial.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marquette UniversityMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Butler UniversityIndianapolisUSA

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