Exploring the interaction between entrepreneurs and managers, this book attempts to understand the psychology behind how they think, behave and interact in order to benefit organizations. The Entrepreneurial Paradox shows how to achieve sustainable success and resilience through teamwork. In examining the collective mind, the author asserts that understanding these relationships can secure the right changes within a business through the integration and transfer of entrepreneurial experience and new managerial approaches. Presenting original research, the author reveals new insights into the challenges in such interactions, addresses what causes them and provides a guide for avoiding conflict.
Lianne Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in International Business and Entrepreneurship at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University, UK. An Organizational Psychologist with extensive international commercial experience, she also designs and delivers innovative academic programmes. Lianne is currently undertaking commercially funded research into entrepreneurial leadership, innovation, cognition, growth and succession.
Chapter 1 Introduction and Context.- Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives.- Chapter 3 Methodology and Firms as Cases.- Chapter 4 Entrepreneurial Paradox: A Theoretical Framework.- Chapter 5 Experience, Knowledge Transfer and Entrepreneurial Learning.- Chapter 6 The Cognition-Success-Attribution Cycle.- Chapter 7 Cognitive Dissonance Between Entrepreneurs and Management.- Chapter 8 Organizationally Defined Growth and the Interplay with Cognition and Biases.- Chapter 9 The Temporality and the Significance of Entrepreneurial Age.- Chapter 10 Linking Open Systems Thinking to the Entrepreneurial Paradox.- Chapter 11 The Complex and Elusive Nature of Entrepreneurial Leadership.- Chapter 12 Conclusion.