Entrepreneurial Psychological Capital: A Different Way of Understanding Entrepreneurial Capacity

Pease, Peter and Cunningham, James (2016) Entrepreneurial Psychological Capital: A Different Way of Understanding Entrepreneurial Capacity. In: British Academy of Management Conference: Thriving in Turbulent Times (BAM 2016), 4th - 8th September 2016, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Abstract

The development of a model of entrepreneurial psychological capital will provide both an advance in the theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship, and has practical implications for policy makers and those who design entrepreneurship education. Derived from the positive psychological capital model, first developed by Luthans et al. (2007), in the organisational context, this new model of entrepreneurial psychological capital will also draw on the existing entrepreneurship psychology literature. Entrepreneurial psychological capital is defined as the psychological resources which entrepreneurs need to be successful. Unlike the predominant trait and cognitive models, it will focus on those state-like characteristics which are open to development, such as domain specific efficacy and resilience. This developmental paper considers the existing literature, where entrepreneurial psychological might fit within it and how it might be developed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: C800 Psychology
N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Peter Pease
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 12:56
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 15:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/29241

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