Connecting people and knowledge: Knowledge spillovers, cognitive biases, and entrepreneurship

Werner Bönte*, Diemo Urbig

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Having served under David at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, the authors witnessed first hand as he worked to build up entrepreneurship as an academic discipline. While he was building this community in the field writ-large, he was also building a strong network of entrepreneurship scholars within the team itself. While reflecting upon the benefits of cognitive biases such as optimism for entrepreneurial knowledge spillovers and demonstrating context-dependency of the benefits and drawbacks of cognitive biases, the authors also connect this to how they have experienced David's way of developing a research network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Industrial Organization to Entrepreneurship
Subtitle of host publicationA Tribute to David B. Audretsch
EditorsErik E. Lehmann, Max Keilbach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030252373
ISBN (Print)9783030252366
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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