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Are opportunities recognized or constructed?: An information perspective on entrepreneurial opportunity identification

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  • Vaghely, Ivan P.
  • Julien, Pierre-André
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    Using a case study of ten SMEs the authors apply a model of human information processing which provides a frame to help understand the entrepreneur's use of information to identify opportunities. Their model integrates an algorithmic or pattern type of information processing and a heuristic or trial and error type of information processing into a pragmatic frame of the entrepreneur's opportunity recognition-construction mechanism. This article shows how human information processing can moderate entrepreneurial opportunity identification.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Venturing.

    Volume (Year): 25 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 73-86

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbvent:v:25:y:2010:i:1:p:73-86

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    Keywords: Entrepreneurial information processing Entrepreneurial opportunity identification Cognitive and constructionist perspectives Algorithmic and heuristic information processing;

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    1. Grichnik, Dietmar & Smeja, Alexander & Welpe, Isabell, 2010. "The importance of being emotional: How do emotions affect entrepreneurial opportunity evaluation and exploitation?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 76(1), pages 15-29, October.
    2. Valle Santos & Teresa García, 2011. "Business motivation and informational needs in internationalization," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 195-212, September.
    3. Valliere, Dave, 2013. "Towards a schematic theory of entrepreneurial alertness," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 430-442.
    4. Wyrwich, Michael, 2013. "Can socioeconomic heritage produce a lost generation with regard to entrepreneurship?," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 667-682.
    5. Dimitratos, Pavlos & Plakoyiannaki, Emmanuella & Pitsoulaki, Antigoni & Tüselmann, Heinz Josef, 2010. "The global smaller firm in international entrepreneurship," International Business Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 589-606, December.

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