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Passion for WorkTheory, Research, and Applications$
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Robert J. Vallerand and Nathalie Houlfort

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190648626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190648626.001.0001

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Passion and Entrepreneurship

Passion and Entrepreneurship

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Passion for Work

Edwin A. Locke

J. Robert Baum

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the role of passion in entrepreneurship. The nature of emotions, and how they relate to passion, is explained with research in support. By focusing on new venture creation and growth, this chapter presents a short review of how entrepreneurship has been defined in the literature, as well as its value and challenges. Studies examining the relationships between passion and entrepreneurial success and performance are reviewed, and a discussion on the various scales to measure passion is provided.

Keywords:   passion, entrepreneurship, emotions, entrepreneurial success, performance, entrepreneurial failure, Passion Scale

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