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Cognitive Approaches to Entreprenuership Research, Volume 6 by Jerome A. Katz

By Jerome A. Katz

Those papers offer an ongoing exploration of the main present theoretical and methodological efforts within the fields of entrepreneurship, small and relations enterprise progress and company emergence and development.

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Administrative Science Quarterly, 17, 1–25. 34 B. B. LICHTENSTEIN, G. T. LUMPKIN AND R. C. SHRADER Collins, J. , & Porras, J. I. (1997). Built to last: Successful habits of visionary companies. New York: Harper Business. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity. New York: HarperCollins. , & March, J. (1963). A behavioral theory of the firm. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Daft, R. , & Weick, K. E. (1984). Toward a model of organizations as interpretation systems. Academy of Management Review, 9(2), 284–295.

We focus mainly on the method of operationalizing cognitive misfit and some measurement obstacles, the interesting findings, limitations, and future research directions. COGNITIVE MISFIT The construct of cognitive misfit was first developed and introduced as a viable aspect of Person-Organization fit research by Chan (1996). Cognitive misfit refers to the degree of mismatch between an individual’s preferred and dominant decision-making style and the style demands (structure) of the work context.

The urgent need to rationalize and synthesize theory was echoed by many researchers and is prevalent in the literature (Curry, 1983; Griggs, 1991; Griogorenko & Sternberg, 1995; Rayner & Riding, 1997; Riding & Cheema, 1991). An attempt at categorizing cognitive styles was made by Messick (1984), whose research identified 19 key models in the field. He went on to argue that there needed to be a clear distinction between cognitive styles and cognitive abilities. Later, Riding and Cheema (1991) proposed that style models could be organized into two cognitive style families, which they called a Holistic-Analytic group and a Verbal-Imager group.

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