The Nature and Experience of Entrepreneurial Passion
- Melissa Cardon
- Joakim Wincent
- Jagdip Singh
- Mateja Drnovsek
Academy of Management Review, 3 ed., vol. 34, pp. 511-532, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2009
Entrepreneurial passion plays an important role in entrepreneurship but theoretical understanding of what it is and what it does is lacking. We build on fragmented and disparate extant work to conceptualize the nature of entrepreneurial passion associated with salient entrepreneurial role identities. We also theorize the mechanisms of the experience of entrepreneurial passion that provide coherence to goal-directed cognitions and behaviors during the pursuit of entrepreneurial effectiveness.