Alertness, Bisociative Thinking Ability, and Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Asian Hi-Tech Firms
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
John E. Butler
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Babson College, Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), 2002-2006
The purpose of this paper is to examine if the bisociative thinking ability of an entrepreneur mediates the relationship between alertness and opportunity discovery in a sample of 65 high technology firms. Results indicated that bisociative thinking ability mediates the relationship between alertness to business ideas and opportunity discovery but not the relationship between alertness to information and opportunity discovered. Implications for research and practice are also discussed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 9
JEL Classification: M13
Date posted: March 25, 2011
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