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The Profits and Perils of Passion in Entrepreneurship

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The Profits and Perils of Passion in Entrepreneurship

Stoking the Fires and Banking the Coals

9781788973397 Edward Elgar Publishing
Melissa Cardon, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Charles Y. Murnieks, University of Missouri, Kansas City, US
Publication Date: August 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 339 7 Extent: c 136 pp
The Profits and Perils of Passion in Entrepreneurship exposes the gaps in current knowledge and highlights opportunities ripe for additional investigation. This state-of-the art book also delivers essential guidelines for scholars on how to study entrepreneurial passion in a rigorous way.

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The Profits and Perils of Passion in Entrepreneurship exposes the gaps in current knowledge and highlights opportunities ripe for additional investigation. This state-of-the art book also delivers essential guidelines for scholars on how to study entrepreneurial passion in a rigorous way.

Melissa Cardon and Charles Murnieks provide a critical review of the knowledge accumulated to date about passion in entrepreneurship, covering motivation, enthusiasm and excitement, as well as discussing debates about conceptual definitions, focus of analysis and methodological approaches. This includes the integration of different theories with an explanation of their commonalities and key distinctions. Examining the outcomes and antecedents of passion, chapters present empirical findings and explore future research questions for the topic.

Scholars and students of entrepreneurship will find this book to be a comprehensive overview of the topic. Providing an accessible understanding of academic research, this book will also be a useful resource for practicing entrepreneurs and those who seek to support them.
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‘The Profits and Perils of Passion in Entrepreneurship is an important read for anyone interested in the deeper driving motivations of entrepreneurs. The critical elements concerning entrepreneurial passion exude from Melissa S. Cardon and Charles Murnieks – two of the most prominent world class experts on this concept. This book is a thorough research-based work of scholarship and a must-have for any scholar seeking to understand one of the most important components of the entrepreneurial mindset.’
– Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University, US
Contents
Contents: Introduction to passion in entrepreneurship 2. Passion of entrepreneurs: Conceptual underpinnings and distinctions 3. Different potential targets of entrepreneurial passion 4. The profits and perils that can arise from entrepreneurial passion 5. Stoking the fires of entrepreneurial passion through engagement, education, and contagion 6. Passions of entrepreneurs in teams 7. Opportunities for future research on passion and entrepreneurship 8. Concluding thoughts on passion and entrepreneurship Index

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