Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Psychological Aspects of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

  • Gerhard Krauss
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_239


Introduction: Basic Concepts and Variables

Both terms “entrepreneurial” and “dynamics” address a non-static perspective, emphasizing the ongoing processes and the driving aggregate forces associated with entrepreneurship. The intervening psychological variables concern the human actors involved in these processes.

On the micro- and intermediate levels, the mentioned concepts refer to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial interactions, that is, their capacity to act as a motor of move (implying undertaking spirit, initiative, capability of recognizing opportunities, creative imagination, ability of transforming emerging ideas into concreteprojects, etc.). Entrepreneurial actors are often starting up and conducting one or several challenging projects and the related tasks.

On the community and organizational levels, the concepts refer to the enterprise as the formal frame, as well as to the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Rennes 2RennesFrance