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Opportunities As Existing And Created: A Study Of Entrepreneurs In The Swedish Mobile Internet Industry

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  • HENRIK BERGLUND

    (Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

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    The notion of opportunities is fast becoming a central theme in the field of entrepreneurship research. As part of this growing interest, the ontological status of opportunities has been scrutinized with researchers tending to view them as either objectively existing or socially created. In the present treatment, this ontological debate is partly avoided in favor of a phenomenological examination of Mobile Internet entrepreneurs, which naturally bridges these distinctions. The empirical findings are used to propose a framework in which opportunities are seen as both existing and created in the evolving set of perceptions and projections, sometimes fixed and sometimes mutable, that provide the cognitive and practical drivers needed to guide entrepreneurial action.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Journal of Enterprising Culture.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages: 243-273

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:jecxxx:v:15:y:2007:i:03:p:243-273

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    Cited by:
    1. Steffen Korsgaard, 2011. "Opportunity formation in social entrepreneurship," Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 5(2), pages 265-285, September.
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    3. Wennberg, K. & Tether, B. & Li, C. & Mina, A., 2010. "Turning Digital: Diversification in UK Design Consultancy Services," ESRC Centre for Business Research - Working Papers wp413, ESRC Centre for Business Research.

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