Cognitive Determinants of Growth After Entrepreneurial Failure

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

David L. Deeds and his co-authors were awarded the ‘Irene M. McCarthy Award for Best Paper on the Topic of High Technology in 2010’ at the upcoming Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. This is the premier research conference in the field of entrepreneurship.

How does the experience of previous entrepreneurial failure influence future entrepreneurship? Specifically, under what conditions do entrepreneurs recover from their previous failures and do better in the next round? Drawing on the cognitive literature in attribution and motivation, this paper sheds light on the process of entrepreneurs’ recovery from failure.

Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Babson College
Mike W. Peng, University of Texas at Dallas
David L. Deeds, University of St. Thomas

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University of St. Thomas Press Release, 12/08/2010