Creative Cognition and Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurial cognition is defined as knowledge structures that people use to make assessments, judgments, or decisions involving opportunity evaluation, venture creation, and growth. Although the topic of entrepreneurial cognition covers broader areas than creative cognition, several entrepreneurial cognitive mechanisms may fit under the creative cognition headline. This chapter reviews the links between creative cognition and entrepreneurial cognition on the topics of opportunity recognition, generative creativity, effectuation, and cognitive adaptability. Finally, the chapter covers how future research in creative cognition may draw inspiration from the entrepreneurship literature, and vice versa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition
EditorsLinden J. Ball, Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)9780367443788, 9780367503468
ISBN (Electronic)9781003009351, 9781000917284
Publication statusPublished - 2024
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks

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Published online: 31 August 2023.

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