Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/96732
Type: Conference item
Title: Entrepreneurial discovery and exploitation processes : sequence or symbiosis?
Author: Gordon, S.R.
Citation: Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2011 / vol.31, iss.9, pp.4-1
Publisher: BABSON
Issue Date: 2011
Conference Name: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) (08 Jun 2011 - 11 Jun 2011 : Syracuse, NY)
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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: Nascent Entrepreneurship; New Venture Creation Process; Entrepreneurial Discovery and Exploitation; Sequence Analysis; Optimal Matching; Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence (CAUSEE)
Description: Summary only
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030039259
Published version: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol31/iss9/
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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