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A situated metacognitive model of the entrepreneurial mindset


Haynie, M and Mosakowski, E and Shepherd, D and Earley, PC, A situated metacognitive model of the entrepreneurial mindset, Journal of Business Venturing, 25, (2) pp. 217-229. ISSN 0883-9026 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2008.10.001


We develop a framework to investigate the foundations of an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ — described by scholars as the ability to sense, act, and mobilize under uncertain conditions. We focus on metacognitive processes that enable the entrepreneur to think beyond or reorganize existing knowledge structures and heuristics, promoting adaptable cognitions in the face of novel and uncertain decision contexts.We integrate disparate streams of literature from social and cognitive psychology toward a model that specifies entrepreneurial metacognition as situated in the entrepreneurial environment. We posit that foundations of an entrepreneurial mindset are metacognitive in nature, and subsequently detail how, and with what consequence, entrepreneurs formulate and inform "higher-order" cognitive strategies in the pursuit of entrepreneurial ends.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Work and labour market not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Earley, PC (Professor Chris Earley)
ID Code:103855
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:269
Deposited By:Faculty of Business
Deposited On:2015-10-28
Last Modified:2017-11-23

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