Opportunity creation as structuration: illustrations from three technology entrepreneurial initiatives

Bhowmick, Sanjay (2007) Opportunity creation as structuration: illustrations from three technology entrepreneurial initiatives. International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 1 (2). pp. 129-145. ISSN 1746-5370

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJTE.2007.016952


This paper proposes that entrepreneurial opportunity creation is a process of structuration. First, it outlines the opportunity paradigm in entrepreneurship literature and introduces technology entrepreneurial initiatives as opportunity creation instances. It discusses Giddens’ Theory of Structuration (Giddens, 1979, 1984). Presenting empirical data from three technology entrepreneurial opportunity initiatives, it shows how these follow a structuration path. The paper helps theory building effort in understanding entrepreneurial opportunity creation processes. Additionally, it suggests that if further data from opportunity discovery processes also support a structuration view, an integration of opposing perspectives in the creation-discovery debate in entrepreneurial opportunity research may be possible.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Sanjay Bhowmick
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 08:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11863

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