From Goldilocks to Gump: entrepreneurial mechanisms for everyday entrepreneurs

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Title From Goldilocks to Gump: entrepreneurial mechanisms for everyday entrepreneurs
Creator Sarasvathy, Saras D.
Forster, William
Ramesh, Anusha
Subject Characteristics of entrepreneurs; Effectuation; History of Behavioral; Experimental Economics
Description In this essay we argue that the exclusive focus on research aimed at isolating the characteristics of entrepreneurs as opposed to others, while intellectually exciting and even practically valuable, may have blinded us to another wholly new and exciting possibility – namely, the design of mechanisms that allow all kinds of individuals to start new ventures and provide useful and valuable tools to enable them and their stakeholders to build enduring organizations.  The research stream on effectuation has identified a few of these mechanisms.  By showing where effectuation may be located within the history of behavioral and experimental economics, we were led to the outline of at least three more mechanisms that could open the door to an entirely new research agenda on entrepreneurial mechanisms design that parallels the effort in experimental economics on economic systems design.  
Publisher Revista de Empreendedorismo e Gestao de Pequenas Empresas - REGEPE
Date 2020-01-02
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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Source Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business; v. 9, n. 1 (2020): Janeiro - Edição temática; 189-220
Revista de Empreendedorismo e Gestão de Pequenas Empresas; v. 9, n. 1 (2020): Janeiro - Edição temática; 189-220
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