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PhD Lesson – Decision-Making Issues (Prof. Colombo) #3

8 febbraio 2016 @ 09:00 - 12:00

Decision-Making Issues

(Prof. Colombo)

 

Session 5. Cognitive approaches to opportunity recognition/1 Conceptual. –
Readings

  • Dutton, J. E., & Jackson, S. E. 1987. Categorizing strategic issues: Links to organizational action. Academy of Management Review, 12(1): 76-90.
  • Baron, R. A. 2004. The cognitive perspective: A valuable tool for answering entrepreneurship’s basic “why” questions. Journal of Business Venturing, 19: 221-239. 5
  • McMullen, J. S., & Shepherd, D. A. 2006. Entrepreneurial action and the role of uncertainty in the theory of the entrepreneur. Academy of Management Review, 31: 132 152.

Read critically the assigned articles. Be prepared to illustrate and discuss them in class.
Reflect on the following issues: a) What are the main features of a cognitive perspective to entrepreneurship? b) What can a cognitive perspective bring to the development of entrepreneurship theory? c) Why and how are opportunities and threats different? On the opposite, what do they have in common?

Session 6. Cognitive approaches to opportunity recognition/2 empirical. –
Readings

  • Baron, R. A., & Ensley, M. D. 2006. Opportunity recognition as the detection of meaningful patterns: Evidence from comparisons of novice and experienced entrepreneurs. Management Science, 52: 1331-1344.
  • Anderson, M. H., & Nichols, M. L. 2007. Information gathering and changes in threat and opportunity perceptions. Journal of Management Studies, 44(3): 367-387.
  • Gregoire, D. A., Barr, P. S., & Shepherd, D. A. 2010. Cognitive Processes of Opportunity Recognition: The Role of Structural Alignment. Organization Science, 21, 413-434.

Read critically the assigned articles. Be prepared to illustrate and discuss them in class.
Reflect on the following issues: a) What is the empirical evidence about the cognitive processes behind the recognition of opportunities and threats? Do individuals tend to see more opportunities or more threats? b) How can the cognitive processes behind opportunity creation/recognition be investigated? c) Is it possible to increase the chances that opportunities (vs. threats) are recognized, by leveraging existing knowledge of the underlying cognitive processes?

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8 febbraio 2016
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09:00 - 12:00
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