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Event-Generated Affect and its Carryover Effects: Implications for Small Business vs High Growth Venture Goals

Gordon Adomdza / Adenekan (Nick) Dedeke
Published Online: 2017-05-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/erj-2016-0036


Experiential processing of events has been argued to result in affective reactions –emotions and feelings – which in turn influence judgment and decision states. Research also suggests that specific experiential processing may carry action-oriented appraisal dimensions that act as implicit perceptual lenses for interpreting subsequent experiences. However, founders with different founding goals may self-select into different founding trajectories that provide them with different experiences and therefore different affective reactions. Therefore, we develop a conceptual model to study experience or event-generated affect within the domain of two common venture goals: small business vs high growth venture goals. Our model unearths insights into affect research in entrepreneurship. Implications for research and practice are also provided.

Keywords: affect; entrepreneurial experiences; cognitive appraisal; intention event-generated affect; high growth ventures; high profit ventures; carryover effects


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