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A theory of entrepreneurial opportunity identification and development
Alexander Ardichvili, Richard Cardozo, Sourav Ray in Journal of Business Venturing (2003)
This paper builds on existing theoretical and empirical studies in the area of entrepreneurial opportunity identification and development. It utilizes Dubin’s Theory Building, (second ed.). Free Press, New York, 1978. theory building framework to…
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The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research
Scott Shane, S Venkataraman in Academy of Management Review (2000)
To date, the phenomenon of entrepreneurship has lacked a conceptual framework. In this note we draw upon previous research conducted in the different social science disciplines and applied fields of business to create a conceptual framework for the…
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Building Theories from Case Study Research
Kathleen M Eisenhardt in Academy of Management Review (1989)
This paper describes the process of inducting theory using case studies-from specifying the research questions to reaching closure. Some features of the process, such as problem definition and construct validation, are similar to hypothesis-testing…
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Clarifying the entrepreneurial orientation construct and linking it to performance
G T Lumpkin, G G Dess in Academy of Management Review (1996)
The primary purpose of this article is to clarify the nature of the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) construct and to propose a contingency framework for investigating the relationship between EO and firm performance. We first explore and refine the…
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Competing models of entrepreneurial intentions
Norris F Krueger, Michael D Reilly, Alan L Carsrud in Journal of Business Venturing (2000)
Why are intentions interesting to those who care about new venture formation? Entrepreneurship is a way of thinking, a way of thinking that emphasizes opportunities over threats. The opportunity identification process is clearly an intentional…
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Prior Knowledge and the Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Scott Shane in Organization Science (2000)
Before technological change leads to new processes, products, markets, or ways of organizing, entrepreneurs must discover opportunities in which to exploit the new technology. To date, research has not explained adequately why entrepreneurs discover…
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The Promise of Enterpreneurship as a Field of Research
Scott Shane, S Venkataraman in Academy of Management Review (2000)
To date, the phenomenon of entrepreneurship has lacked a conceptual framework. In this note we draw upon previous research conducted in the different social science disciplines and applied fields of business to create a conceptual framework for the…
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Legitimating first: organizing activities and the survival of new ventures
Frédéric Delmar, Scott Shane in Journal of Business Venturing (2004)
The process by which firm founders create new organizations is of considerable interest to evolutionary theorists and entrepreneurship researchers. This article tracks the life histories of 223 Swedish new ventures started between January and…
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Entrepreneurial action and the role of uncertainty in the theory of the entrepreneur
J S McMullen, Dean A Shepherd in Academy of Management Review (2006)
By considering the amount of uncertainty perceived and the willingness to bear uncertainty concomitantly, we provide a more complete conceptual model of entrepreneurial action that allows for examination of entrepreneurial action at the individual…
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A paradigm of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial management
Howard H Stevenson, J C Jarillo in Strategic Management Journal (1990)
Corporate entrepreneurship seems to many entrepreneurship scholars a contradiction in terms. This paper represents an attempt to bridge that gap. This is done by, first, reviewing the literature on entrepreneurship, trying to summarize it in a few…
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