MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
Predicting Opportunity Recognition: The Effect of Problem Construction Ability and Intelligence
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2016Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference RoomRSVP before October 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Ronda SmithAssistant Professor of Management
Previous research on creativity and problem solving is integrated and applied to the study of opportunity recognition in the entrepreneurial domain. In two studies of undergraduate business students, we tested the influence of general mental ability (intelligence) and problem construction ability (PCA) as predictors of opportunity recognition outcomes. Results suggest that problem construction ability moderates the relationship between intelligence and opportunity recognition abilities.
About Ronda Smith
Ronda M. Smith earned her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently employed as an Assistant Professor teaching in the Entrepreneurship Program at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She holds degrees in Business Administration (B.S.) and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (M.S.). Her research includes the nexus of human resources/organizational behavior and entrepreneurial, creative and innovative environments with a particular emphasis on developing knowledge, skills, and abilities. Her research has been presented at many conferences and published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, theAustralian Journal of Career Development, the Academy of Marketing Studies Journal and Education + Training.