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S.M. Dos Santos Fernandes Costa, PhD

Assistant Professor
S.M. Dos Santos Fernandes Costa, PhD
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s.m.costa rug.nl

Research interests:

  • Entrepreneurial cognition
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial teams
  • Experimental studies in entrepreneurship

Sílvia is very interested in understanding how entrepreneurs think, act and learn. Sílvia’s projects focus on different areas of entrepreneurial psychology. Specifically, Sílvia is interested in understanding the cognitive processes underlying opportunity recognition by entrepreneurs and how these cognitive processes can be learned and replicated by potential entrepreneurs.

Selected publications:

Costa, S.F., Santos, S. C., Wach, D., Caetano, A. (2018). Recognizing Opportunities across Campus: The Effects of Cognitive Training and Entrepreneurial Passion on the Business Opportunity Prototype. Journal of Small Business Management (forthcoming).

Santos, S. C., Caetano, A., Spagnoli, P. Costa, S., Neumeyer, X. (2017). Predictors of entrepreneurial activity before and during the European economic crisis. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (available online first doi:10.1007/s11365-017-0453-8).

Costa, S. F., Caetano, A., Frederiks, A., & Santos, S. C. (2017).  Connecting the literature dots: A literature review on prototypes in entrepreneurship research. In S. C. Santos, A. Caetano, C. Mitchell, H. Landström, & A. Fayolle (Eds.) The Emergence of Entrepreneurial Behavior – Intention, Education and Orientation (pp. 15-43). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Santos, S.C., Caetano, A., Costa, S.F., & Neumeyer, X. (2017). Entrepreneurial potential among individuals with diferente entrepreneurial experience. In S. C. Santos, A. Caetano, C. Mitchell, H. Landström, & A. Fayolle (Eds.) The Emergence of Entrepreneurial Behavior – Intention, Education and Orientation (pp. 44-65). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Costa, S. F., Caetano, A., & Santos, S. C. (2016). Entrepreneurship as a career option: do temporary workers have the competencies, intention and willingness to become entrepreneurs? Journal of Entrepreneurship, 25(2), 1–26.

Costa, S. F., Ehrenhard, M. L., Caetano, A., & Santos, S. C. (2016). The Role of Different Opportunities in the Activation and Use of the Business Opportunity Prototype. Creativity and Innovation Management, 25(1), 58–72.

Osiyevskyy, O., Costa, S. F., & Madill, C. (2016). Business sense or subjective satisfaction? Exploring the outcomes of business planning comprehensiveness in small and medium business context. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 17(1), 15–30.

Santos, S. C., Costa, S. F., & Caetano, A. (2015). Socio- psychological characteristics of entrepreneurial teams: Profiling entrepreneurial potential. In A. Fayolle, P. Kyrö, & F. Liñán (Eds.), Developing, Shaping and Growing Entrepreneurship (pp. 101–125). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Costa, S. F., Santos, S. C., & Caetano, A. (2013). Prototypical dimensions of business opportunity in early stages of the entrepreneurial process. Revista Psicologia: Organizações E Trabalho, 13(3), 265–278.

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