Practical Advice for Entrepreneurs

Shepherd, Dean A. (2014) Practical Advice for Entrepreneurs. Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research.


I am interested in the psychology of entrepreneurship—how entrepreneurs think, decide to act, and feel. I recently realized that while my publications in academic journals have implications for entrepreneurs, those implications have remained relatively hidden in the text of the articles and hidden in articles published in journals largely inaccessible to those involved in the entrepreneurial process. This book is designed to bring the practical implications of my research to the forefront. I decided to take a different approach with this book and not write it for a publisher. I did this because I wanted the ideas to be freely available:

(1) I wanted those interested in practical advice for entrepreneurs to be able to freely download, distribute, and use this information (I only ask that the content be properly cited),

(2) I wanted to release the chapters independently and make chapters available as they are finished, and;

(3) I wanted this work to be a dialogue rather than a one-way conversation—I hope readers email me feedback (positive and negative) so that I can use this information to revise the book.

In producing the journal articles underpinning this book, I have had the pleasure of working with many talented and wonderful colleagues—they are cited at the end of each chapter. I hope you find some of the advice in this book useful.

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ID Code: 71488
Item Type: Book
Keywords: entrepreneurial action; uncertainty; entrepreneurial knowledge; entrepreneurial motivation; opportunity; desirability; feasibility, entrepreneurial thinking; entrepreneurial cognition; metacognition; adaption; feedback; entrepreneurial mindset, values; morals; moral disengagement; harm; entrepreneurial decision making; opportunity, trauma; major career change; injury; disbility; military; entrepreneurship; self-employment, prison; responsibility; control over life; optimistic about the future; reflection; passion, entrepreneurial orientation; innovativeness; proactiveness; risk taking; konwledge; dynamism; firm performance, growth; motivatoin; realization; ability; resources; dynamic environments, survival; mortality risk, risk reduction strategies; uncertainty; novelty, closing a business; persistence; escalation of committment; recovery; biases; sunk costs, learning from failure; grief; negative emotions; regulatoin; normalization; self-compassion, business failure; bankruptcy; grief; negative emotions; coping; recovery; learning from failure; blame
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Shepherd, D.A.
Copyright Statement: You are free to copy, distribute, display, and present the work under the condition that you give the original author credit. Cite as follows:
Shepherd, D.A. (2014). Shepherd Practical Advice for Entrepreneurs, Indiana University, Bloomington IN.
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 03:36
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 16:17

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