9 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2011
Date Written: 2003
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.
JEL Classification: M13
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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