About this Research Topic
As stated by Wei et al. in 2019, the biggest challenges in creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial activities (CIE) derive from learning from experiences, and resilience, after failure. In such context, resilience has been defined as the capacity to ‘bounce-back’ at individual, organizational, and institutional levels of analysis. Failure and resilience are inseparable topics which have often received less examination in comparison to other issues in CIE field, despite being significantly present in all three levels of analysis in CIE research. Hence, we propose that learning and the capacity to recover from failure are two of the most critical and urgent research concerns in the advancement of the field.
In 2004, Rank et al. demonstrated that CIE activities involve intense psychological processes by the actors. Most creative masters, innovative champions, and successful entrepreneurs are strong-minded, however, this is not easy to develop nor sustain. In opposition, negative psychology may exaggerate 'the pains' on actors’, as recently studied by Schippers et al. and Wu et al. Now more than ever, with the ongoing worldwide COVID crisis, entrepreneurial businesses are faced with even greater obstacles threatening survival. These challenges demand entrepreneurs to handle their businesses with both wisdom and courage. To advance our understanding of this thematic phenomenon, more systematic research and knowledge sharing is needed from multiple research disciplines.
Based on the discussions above, we welcome (but not limit the scope to) studies of the following topics regarding failure and resilience in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship:
• Positive Psychology (e.g. passion, courage, psychological capital)
• Negative psychological factors (e.g., dark triads)
• Cross-disciplinary impacts on psychology
• Social-psychological development (e.g. inclusion; networks; politics, etc.)
• Dynamics and evolution triggered by psychology
• Decision-making and biases
• Methodological issues
• Case studies
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Failure, Resilience, Positive psychology, Negative Psychology
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