Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Human and Non-Human Actors in The Gestation Process of Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Rapport

There is a plurality in the conceptualizations of entrepreneurial opportunities. Yet these conceptualizations lack construct clarity, and there is a need for a more interactive perspective that also recognizes the role of non-human actors. We address these omissions and present a new model of the gestation of entrepreneurial opportunities using the Actor-Network Theory (ANT). We show that the interaction between the actors is initiated with the conception of the new venture idea; that non-human actors can have an effect on how opportunities are (not) exploited; and that entrepreneurs simultaneously apply both actions related to discovery and creation.

Referentie Martina, R. A., & Huang, Y. (2017). Human and Non-Human Actors in The Gestation Process of Entrepreneurial Opportunities. 1-44. Paper presented at RENT XXXI, Lund, Sweden.
Gepubliceerd door  CAREM 15 november 2017