Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): Santos, S. C.
Curral, L.
Caetano, A.
Date: 2010
Title: Cognitive maps in early entrepreneurship stages: from motivation to implementation
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Pages: 29-44
ISSN: 1465-7503
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.5367/000000010790772403
Keywords: Early-stage entrepreneurship
Cognitive maps
Qualitative analysis
Entrepreneurial motivation
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to contribute to the explanation of cognitive maps during early entrepreneurship stages. Three groups were selected to represent different developmental states in early entrepreneurship. Individual interviews were conducted, the data were computer content analysed and cognitive maps were extracted. The results show that entrepreneurship experience develops the structure of cognitive maps, increasing clarity, richness and experience-based features. The originality of the research resides in the inclusion of entrepreneurial motivation in business opportunity recognition and the decision to launch a venture model. Through a cross-sectional design, a temporal perspective is captured by including different entrepreneurship stages.
Peerreviewed: Sim
Access type: Open Access
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
post_print_Santos, Curral & Caetano, 2010 IJEI.pdf178,87 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis Logotipo do Orcid 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.