Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/92604
Type: Conference paper
Title: A sequence analytic model of entrepreneurial discovery and exploitation process
Author: Gordon, S.R.
Citation: The Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference, 2012 / pp.1-15
Issue Date: 2012
Conference Name: Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference (03 Feb 2012 - 05 Feb 2012 : Freemantle, Western Australia)
Statement of
Responsibility: 
Scott R. Gordon
Abstract: This study examined the effect that temporal order within the entrepreneurial discovery exploitation process has on the outcomes of venture creation. Consistent with sequential theories of discovery-exploitation, the general flow of venture creation was found to be directed from discovery toward exploitation in a random sample of nascent ventures. However, venture creation attempts which specifically follow this sequence derive poor outcomes. Moreover, simultaneous discovery-exploitation was the most prevalent temporal order observed, and venture attempts that proceed in this manner more likely become operational. These findings suggest that venture creation is a multi-scale phenomenon that is at once directional in time, and simultaneously driven by symbiotically coupled discovery and exploitation.
Keywords: Analytic model; Entrepreneurial discovery; Exploitation process
Rights: © Copyright 2012
RMID: 0030030874
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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