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Tracking Windows of Opportunity along the Industry Development Trajectory

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  • Najda-Janoszka, Marta

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Opportunity stands for a central category for entrepreneurship research. Entrepreneurial identity is defined with the core reference to opportunity. Meanwhile extant studies highlight important challenges when it comes to discuss the very nature of opportunity. A promising approach to reconcile discovery and creation perspectives is to embrace the notion of time. Thus the aim of this conceptual article is to contribute to existing body of knowledge by providing a dynamic perspective for understanding and investigating entrepreneurial opportunities.

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  • Najda-Janoszka, Marta, 2017. "Tracking Windows of Opportunity along the Industry Development Trajectory," MPRA Paper 83438, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    window of opportunity; opportunities; time; entrepreneurship; industry life cycle; entrepreneurial orientation;

    JEL classification:

    • L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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