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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/08276331.2020.1764736

Entrepreneurial alertness: a systematic literature review

04 Mar 2021-Journal of small business and entrepreneurship (Informa UK Limited)-Vol. 33, Iss: 2, pp 123-152
Abstract: Recently, cognitive perspectives have garnered increasing attention in entrepreneurship alertness research. But the broader psychological basis of the alertness, which differentiates intrinsic and ...

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Topics: Alertness (64%)
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Francisco Liñán1, Alain Fayolle2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Entrepreneurial intention is a rapidly evolving field of research. A growing number of studies use entrepreneurial intention as a powerful theoretical framework. However, a substantial part of this research lacks systematization and categorization, and there seems to be a tendency to start anew with every study. Therefore, there is a need to take stock of current knowledge in this field. In this sense, this paper carries out a review of the literature on entrepreneurial intentions. A total of 409 papers addressing entrepreneurial intention, published between 2004 and 2013 (inclusive), have been analyzed. The purpose and contribution of this paper is to offer a clearer picture of the sub-fields in entrepreneurial intention research, by concentrating on two aspects. Firstly, it reviews recent research by means of a citation analysis to categorize the main areas of specialization currently attracting the attention of the academic community. Secondly, a thematic analysis is carried out to identify the specific themes being researched within each category. Despite the large number of publications and their diversity, the present study identifies five main research areas, plus an additional sixth category for a number of new research papers that cannot be easily classified into the five areas. Within those categories, up to twenty-five different themes are recognized. A number of research gaps are singled out within each of these areas of specialization, in order to induce new ways and perspectives in the entrepreneurial intention field of research that may be fruitful in filling these gaps.

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Topics: Thematic analysis (56%)

39 Citations


Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.TECHNOVATION.2021.102384
30 Sep 2021-Technovation
Abstract: Using entrepreneurial discovery theory, this study explains how digital applications can drive entrepreneurial alertness across heterogenous innovation ecosystems. A diverse set of stakeholders have been analyzed when performing entrepreneurial discovery tasks on a digital platform ecosystem. A quantitative survey-based experimentation phase with 686 individuals was conducted in two moderate-innovation ecosystems—Greece and Spain—and two defined as innovation leaders—Scotland and the Netherlands—on the European Innovation Scoreboard. Based on structural equation models, the findings show that digital applications, including discovery tasks, facilitate entrepreneurial alertness regardless of the innovation ecosystem in which the user operates. Additionally, Kruskal-Wallis tests reinforce that the relationship between perceived quality of digital applications for discovery tasks and perceived entrepreneurial alertness remains significantly positive despite heterogeneity across stakeholders and innovation ecosystem. Through its psychological foundations, this work reveals how digital technologies alert any kind of individual to potential entrepreneurial opportunities. It thus contributes to research on digital economies by evaluating digital technologies’ potential to boost psychological starting drivers of any entrepreneurial endeavor across innovation ecosystem. Although this study is of interest to a wide range of stakeholders, it is particularly relevant for potential entrepreneurs and policymakers as an inspiration for new ideas to strengthen sustainable innovation ecosystems.

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/SU12229762
Wu Zhao1, Jizhen Li2, Xiaohua Li2, Thomas SchøttInstitutions (2)
23 Nov 2020-Sustainability
Abstract: This paper extends the conventional wisdom of social networks and entrepreneurship by clarifying the relationship between network diversity and venture growth as well as by studying the mediation effect of entrepreneurial alertness on network diversity. It highlights the importance of diverse networks for providing heterogeneous information and resources, which is the antecedent of entrepreneurial alertness. In this paper, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data from 44 countries are used in our analysis, considering the country’s impact. Overall, we concluded that network diversity can significantly predict entrepreneurial alertness, and a venture’s growth. Furthermore, an entrepreneur’s educational level and entrepreneurial experience have positive moderating effects on the relationship between network diversity and entrepreneurial alertness.

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Topics: Mediation (53%), Alertness (52%), Entrepreneurship (52%)

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Book ChapterDOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-62962-5_8
Oswald Jones1, PingPing Meckel2, David Taylor3Institutions (3)
01 Jan 2021-
Abstract: According to Hackett and Dilts (2004), the first business incubator was established in the Batavia Industrial Centre (New York) in 1959 Initially, growth was slow and the USA had only a few dozen incubators by the 1980s; after which, there was a fairly rapid expansion with over 1000 by 2006 and 1250 by 2012 (Harper-Anderson and Lewis 2018) A recent report for NESTA indicated that in the UK there are currently 205 incubators and over 160 business accelerators (Bone et al 2019) Interest in linkages between business incubators and universities was stimulated by Etzkowitz’s (2003) concept of the ‘entrepreneurial university’ Growth in the number of incubators also coincided with various UK policy initiatives designed to promote the role of the third mission, which encouraged universities to establish closer links with business (Clark 1998; DTI 1998, 2000; Lambert 2003) Science parks pre-dated the emergence of business incubators in the UK although there is little consensus on their effectiveness

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.2000.2791611
Scott Shane1, Sankaran Venkataraman2Institutions (2)
Abstract: To date, the phenomenon of entrepreneurship has lacked a conceptual framework. In this note we draw upon previous research conducted in the different social science disciplines and applied fields of business to create a conceptual framework for the field. With this framework we explain a set of empirical phenomena and predict a set of outcomes not explained or predicted by conceptual frameworks already in existence in other fields.

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10,511 Citations


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Abstract: Undertaking a review of the literature is an important part of any research project. The researcher both maps and assesses the relevant intellectual territory in order to specify a research question which will further develop the knowledge base. However, traditional 'narrative' reviews frequently lack thoroughness, and in many cases are not undertaken as genuine pieces of investigatory science. Consequently they can lack a means for making sense of what the collection of studies is saying. These reviews can be biased by the researcher and often lack rigour. Furthermore, the use of reviews of the available evidence to provide insights and guidance for intervention into operational needs of practitioners and policymakers has largely been of secondary importance. For practitioners, making sense of a mass of often-contradictory evidence has become progressively harder. The quality of evidence underpinning decision-making and action has been questioned, for inadequate or incomplete evidence seriously impedes policy formulation and implementation. In exploring ways in which evidence-informed management reviews might be achieved, the authors evaluate the process of systematic review used in the medical sciences. Over the last fifteen years, medical science has attempted to improve the review process by synthesizing research in a systematic, transparent, and reproducible manner with the twin aims of enhancing the knowledge base and informing policymaking and practice. This paper evaluates the extent to which the process of systematic review can be applied to the management field in order to produce a reliable knowledge stock and enhanced practice by developing context-sensitive research. The paper highlights the challenges in developing an appropriate methodology.

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Topics: Rigour (54%), Knowledge base (53%), Research question (52%)

5,444 Citations


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Israel M. Kirzner1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Kirzner, writing from a neo-Austrian economic perspective that is inherently dynamic with an emphasis on action over time, offers a critique of the prevailing positivistic, value freedom of orthodox microeconomics and price theory, focusing on what he believes is its unrealistic emphasis on static equilibrium analysis. Kirzner criticizes the methodology of Robbinsian equililbrium analysis in which a competitive market is a situation in which buyers and sellers have perfect knowledge and in which decision-making is mechanical and its solutions given. This analysis, according to Kirzner, eliminates all consideration of the competitive process and of entrepreneurship (which is synonymous, for him, with competitive activity); the assumption of perfect knowledge is unrealistic. He offers a full elaboration of the Mises-Hayek view of entrepreneurship and competition as a process based on von Mises' idea of "human action" rather than Marshall's idea of economizing. Kirzner sees the entrepreneur as always alert to information and propelling the system forward by seeking out price discrepancies as opportunities for profit. This process depends not on impulses from technology or genius; rather every market participant is a potential entrepreneur who can exploit a situation, which depends on a lack of perfect knowledge among the market participants. Entrepreneurial activity is always competitive; and competitive activity is always entrepreneurial. Kirzner is thus also a critique of the Schumpeterian view of entrepreneurship as disrupter of equilibrium; rather the entrepreneur removes disequilibrium in a short-run movement to an equilibrium position. A Kirznerian entrepreneur is a decision-maker whose entire role arises from alertness to unnoticed opportunities or knowledge about market data. Within the context of entrepreneurial activity, he offers a neo-Austrian redefinition of the concept of monopoly and competition. Since for Kirzner entrepreneurship involves no element of resource ownership, monopoly is defined as the impact of input ownership on the competitive process, and not the shape of the demand curve facing a firm. A monopoly position can be won by an alert entrepreneur. In the light of his theory of competition, Kirzner provides a new theoretical place for advertising and selling costs. Advertising, which promotes and calls attention to product differentiation, is the "weapon" of competition, which allows competitive-entrepreneurial adjustments in the type of products placed in the market in disequilibrium. Kirzner's revaluation of advertising is thus opposed to the idea of advertising as a social waste. Kirzner also offers a new conception of economic welfare based on the "coordination-of-knowledge-and-actions" instead of the orthodox "allocation of social resources" standard. (TNM)

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Topics: Competition (economics) (57%), Entrepreneurship (57%), Perfect competition (56%) ... show more

5,130 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.2307/2228407
James M. Buchanan1, Gordon TullockInstitutions (1)
Abstract: THE CALCULUS OF CONSENT was co-authored by Buchanan with Gordon Tullock, with whom Buchanan collaborated on many books and academic enterprises throughout their careers. As Robert D Tollison states in the foreword: (this book) is a radical departure from the way democracies conduct their business. The 'Calculus' is already a book for the ages. This classic work analyses the political organisation of a free society through the lens of the economic organisation of society. The authors acknowledge their unease as economists in analysing the political organisation, but they take the risk of forging into unfamiliar territory because they believe the benefits of their perspective will bear much fruit. As the authors state, their objective in this book is "to analyze the calculus of the rational individual when he is faced with questions of constitutional choice...We examine the (choice) process extensively only with reference to the problem of decision-making rules." The authors describe their approach as 'economic individualism'. They believe that economists have explored individual choice extensively in the market sector while social scientists have largely ignored the dynamics of individual decision-making in the dynamics of forming group action in the public sector. Written in the early 1960s, THE CALCULUS OF CONSENT has become a bulwark of the public choice movement for which James M Buchanan is so justly famous.

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Topics: Public choice (58%), Constitutional economics (57%), Politics (52%) ... show more

5,024 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.00375
Abstract: Undertaking a review of the literature is an important part of any research project. The researcher both maps and assesses the relevant intellectual territory in order to specify a research question which will further develop the knowledge hase. However, traditional 'narrative' reviews frequently lack thoroughness, and in many cases are not undertaken as genuine pieces of investigatory science. Consequently they can lack a means for making sense of what the collection of studies is saying. These reviews can he hiased by the researcher and often lack rigour. Furthermore, the use of reviews of the available evidence to provide insights and guidance for intervention into operational needs of practitioners and policymakers has largely been of secondary importance. For practitioners, making sense of a mass of often-contrad ictory evidence has hecome progressively harder. The quality of evidence underpinning decision-making and action has heen questioned, for inadequate or incomplete evidence seriously impedes policy formulation and implementation. In exploring ways in which evidence-informed management reviews might be achieved, the authors evaluate the process of systematic review used in the medical sciences. Over the last fifteen years, medical science has attempted to improve the review process hy synthesizing research in a systematic, transparent, and reproducihie manner with the twin aims of enhancing the knowledge hase and informing policymaking and practice. This paper evaluates the extent to which the process of systematic review can be applied to the management field in order to produce a reliable knowledge stock and enhanced practice by developing context-sensitive research. The paper highlights the challenges in developing an appropriate methodology.

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Topics: Rigour (54%), Research question (52%)

4,989 Citations


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