Who is the corporate entrepreneur? Insights from opportunity discovery and Creation Theory
Burgers, Henri & Van De Vrande, Vareska (2011) Who is the corporate entrepreneur? Insights from opportunity discovery and Creation Theory. In Maritz, Alex (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 483-497.
Recent research has begun to address and even compare nascent entrepreneurship and nascent corporate entrepreneurship. An opportunity based view holds great potential to integrate both streams of research, but also presents challenges in how we define corporate entrepreneurship. We extend (corporate) entrepreneurship literature to the opportunity identification phase by providing a framework to classify different types of corporate entrepreneurship. Through analysis of a large dataset on nascent (corporate) entrepreneurship (PSEDII) we show that these corporate entrepreneurs differ largely from each other in terms of human capital. Prior studies have indicated that independent and corporate entrepreneurs pursue different types of opportunities and utilize different strategies. Our findings from the opportunity identification phase challenge those differences and seem to indicate a difference between the opportunities corporate entrepreneurs identify versus the opportunities they exploit.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Corporate Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Opportunity Discovery , Creation Theory|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2011 08:56|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2011 00:36|
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