Learning from Entrepreneurial Failure
Emotions, Cognitions, and Actions
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- Dean A. Shepherd, Indiana University
- Trenton Williams, Indiana University
- Marcus Wolfe, Ball State University, Indiana
- Holger Patzelt, Technische Universität München
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Learning from Entrepreneurial Failure provides an important counterweight to the multitude of books that focus on entrepreneurial success. Failure is by far the most common scenario for new ventures and a critical part of the entrepreneurial process is learning from failure and having the motivation to try again. This book examines the various obstacles to learning from failure and explores how they can be overcome. A range of topics are discussed that include: why some people have a more negative emotional reaction to failure than others and how these negative emotions can be managed; why some people delay the decision to terminate a poorly performing entrepreneurial venture; anti-failure biases and stigmatism in organizations and society; and the role that the emotional content of narratives plays in the sense-making process. This thought-provoking book will appeal to academic researchers, graduate students and professionals in the fields of entrepreneurship and industrial psychology.Read more
- Explores the psychological obstacles to learning from entrepreneurial failure, why some people have a more negative reaction to failure than others, and how people can attempt to deal with project failure through self-compassion
- Investigates why some delay the decision to terminate a poorly performing entrepreneurial venture and the consequences of doing so, as well as exploring anti-failure biases and stigmatization in organizations and in society
- Explores the role that the emotional content of narratives plays in the sense-making process, and how the cognitive approaches reflected in narratives influence subsequent performance
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'The authors fulfilled their goal of describing the cognitions and emotions of entrepreneurs of failed ventures. The book has value for organizational psychologists and researchers of entrepreneurship.' William Holcomb, PsycCRITIQUES
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- Date Published: March 2016
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781316532300
- contains: 12 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. Grief over entrepreneurial failures
3. Self-compassion and learning from failure
4. Anticipatory grief, persistence, and recovery
5. Delaying project failure as creeping death
6. Emotional intelligence, emotional capability, and both grief recovery and sense-making
7. Stigma over failure and impression management
8. Narratives of entrepreneurial failure
9. What can we do to learn more from our failure experiences?
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