There is a plurality in the conceptualizations of entrepreneurial opportunities. Yet these conceptualizations lack construct clarity, and there is a need for a more interactive perspective that also recognizes the role of non-human actors. We address these omissions and present a new model of the gestation of entrepreneurial opportunities using the Actor-Network Theory (ANT). We show that the interaction between the actors is initiated with the conception of the new venture idea; that non-human actors can have an effect on how opportunities are (not) exploited; and that entrepreneurs simultaneously apply both actions related to discovery and creation.
|Number of pages||44|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2017|
|Event||RENT XXXI: Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research - Lund University, Lund, Sweden|
Duration: 15 Nov 2017 → 17 Nov 2017
|Period||15/11/17 → 17/11/17|