A Measure of Adaptive Cognition for Entrepreneurship Research

20 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2009

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Michael Haynie

Syracuse University

Dean A. Shepherd

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Management & Entrepreneurship

Abstract

To sense and adapt to uncertainty may characterize a critical entrepreneurial resource. In this research, we employ a metacognitive lens toward the development of a 36-item inventory designed to assess cognitive adaptability, defined as the ability to be dynamic, flexible, and self-regulating in one's cognitions given dynamic and uncertain task environments. Construction of the inventory, and subsequent factor analysis, is confirmatory in nature based on five theoretically justified dimensions of metacognition. We describe the development of the instrument, discuss its implications for entrepreneurship, and finally offer suggestions for further development and testing.

Suggested Citation

Haynie, James Michael and Shepherd, Dean A., A Measure of Adaptive Cognition for Entrepreneurship Research. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 695-714, May 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1396452 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2009.00322.x

James Michael Haynie (Contact Author)

Syracuse University ( email )

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Dean A. Shepherd

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Management & Entrepreneurship ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States
812-856-5220 (Phone)

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