Neuroentrepreneurship: an integrative review and research agenda

Sharma, Gagan Deep and Paul, Justin and Srivastava, Mrinalini and Yadav, Anshita and Mendy, John and Sarker, Tapan ORCID: and Bansal, Sanchita (2021) Neuroentrepreneurship: an integrative review and research agenda. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 33 (9-10). pp. 863-893. ISSN 0898-5626


There is emergent literature that converges from neuroscience and entrepreneurship research, but the definitions and interlinkages are still inconsistent. We conduct a systematic literature review of 167 papers on the interface between neuroscience and entrepreneurship to address this. We observe the literature trends examining the interlinkages between neuroscience and entrepreneurial intention through six antecedents, namely - molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, and computational neuroscience. Our findings suggest that entrepreneurial intention impacts entrepreneurial activity through five factors, including (1) opportunity recognition, (2) evaluation and risk-taking, (3) entrepreneurial cognition, (4) entrepreneurial behavior, and (5) entrepreneurial decision-making. From our discussions, the links among the neural factors affecting entrepreneurship are identified, and a research agenda highlighting a pathway for future studies is proposed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 03:01
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 01:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision-making; Entrepreneurial intention; Entrepreneurship; Neuroscience; Opportunity recognition
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350704 Entrepreneurship
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1102 Financial services > 110299 Financial services not elsewhere classified
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