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Alertness, Bisociative Thinking Ability, and Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Asian Hi-Tech Firms

9 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2011  

Stephen Ko

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

John E. Butler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13

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Ko, Stephen and Butler, John E., Alertness, Bisociative Thinking Ability, and Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Asian Hi-Tech Firms (2003). Babson College, Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), 2002-2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782180

Stephen Ko (Contact Author)

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ( email )

Hung Hom, Kowloon
Hong Kong

John E. Butler

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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