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Cognitive biases, risk perception, and venture formation: How individuals decide to start companies

  • Simon, Mark
  • Houghton, Susan M.
  • Aquino, Karl
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Venturing.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 113-134

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