Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The role of emotions in entrepreneurial actions and imagination: A subjectivist perspective
2007 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In spite of its significance in human behavior in general, the role of emotions has received little attention in entrepreneurship literature (Cardon et al. 2005). In this paper, we develop arguments linking specific emotions in elaborating entrepreneurial action and imagination. Our key assertion in this paper is that emotions interact with entrepreneurial actions and imagination to create and mobilize resources, reducing the need for predictive strategies. Thus, while emotions may underlie all human action, we assert that they play a crucial role in creating new resources via entrepreneurial imagination and action. Our premise is that entrepreneurial actions are based on expectations of the future (i.e. imagining future possibilities rather than extrapolating from the past) and jointly creating opportunities with an active interaction with other actors (potential stakeholders). While our paper is based on literature on emotions in economics and sociology (e.g. Barbalet, 1998; Collins, 1993; Pixley, 2002), that has categorized several different emotions and addressed the role of emotions in human action in general, in this abstract we focus on the three anticipatory emotions of confidence, and optimism/pessimism. We link these emotions to entrepreneurial actions, expectations, and imagination.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Turku, Finland, 2007.
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8911Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo63A44253B1012E81C1257342004ED3DDOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8911DiVA: diva2:836686
Conference
International Council for Small Business
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-08-25 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

http://traveler.bth.se/fou/forskinfo.nsf/all/63a44253b1012e81c1257342004ed3dd/$file/The%20role%20of%20emotions%20in%20entrepreneurial%20actions%20and.ppt
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 41 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf