We will be organizing a session (either a PDW, symposium, or caucus) on "Fiction in Entrepreneurship" at the Academy of Management Meetings in Vancouver next August 2020. We are looking for scholars who are interested in joining a like-minded community that recognizes the value that fiction plays in human development, and, particularly, as fiction relates to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial cognitions, behavior and practices. If you are interested in being a part of this community, please email us and begin a dialogue regarding ways to move this effort forward.
Mattias Nordqvist: Mattias.Nordqvist@ju.se
William B. Gartner: email@example.com
PS: For those not familiar with the value of fiction from a "scientific" perspective, we direct your attention to these references:
Broussard, R., & Doty, P. (2016, October). Toward an understanding of fiction and information behavior. In Proceedings of the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology (p. 66). American Society for Information Science.
Caracciolo, M., & Van Duuren, T. (2015). Changed by Literature? A Critical Review of Psychological Research on the Effects of Reading Fiction. Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 17(4), 517-539.
Carroll, J. (2018). Minds and meaning in fictional narratives: An evolutionary perspective. Review of General Psychology, 22(2), 135-146.
Corcoran, R., & Oatley, K. (2019). Reading and Psychology I. Reading Minds: Fiction and Its Relation to the Mental Worlds of Self and Others. In Reading and Mental Health (pp. 331-343). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
Kidd, D. C., & Castano, E. (2013). Reading literary fiction improves theory of mind. Science, 342(6156), 377-380.
Oatley, K. (2011). Such stuff as dreams: The psychology of fiction. John Wiley & Sons.
Tooby, J., & Cosmides, L. (2001). Does beauty build adapted minds? Toward an evolutionary theory of aesthetics, fiction, and the arts. SubStance, 30(1), 6-27.
Zittoun, T., & Cerchia, F. (2013). Imagination as expansion of experience. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 47(3), 305-324.
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