Research Gains: Benefits of Closer Links Between I/O Psychology and Entrepreneurship

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This is an unusual book. It is a cooperative endeavor of authors from the areas of entrepreneurship and industrial and organizational psychology (in short, I/O psychology)—to our knowledge, it is the only book of this kind. Amajor goal of this book is the promoting of closer ties between the fields of I/O psychology and entrepreneurship. The basic rationale behind this goal can be stated succinctly: Increased cooperation between the two fields can be highly beneficial to both. In particular, we believe that the findings, methods, principles, and theories of I/O psychology can assist entrepreneurship in answering several of its most basic questions. Conversely, we suggest that the field of entrepreneurship, with its focus on new ventures, can provide I/O psychology with a novel and potentially valuable arena for testing and extending its findings and theories, most of which have been developed in the context of large, mature organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Entrepreneurship
EditorsJ. Robert Baum, Michael Frese, Robert A. Baron
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationMahwah
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)0-8058-5062-7, 9780805850628
ISBN (Electronic)9781317613794
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes