The Nexus of Individual and Opportunity: Opportunity Recognition as a Learning Process

11 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2011

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This paper focuses on the link between individuals and opportunities. Using experiential learning theory, it views the idiosyncratic nature of individual experience as reflected in a distinct configuration of an individual’s learning structure. It also characterizes opportunities in terms of their epistemological context, i.e. the knowledge gap that needs to be filled for them to be perceived as such. Using an experimental repeated measures design, the paper shows that individual opportunity recognition varies across contexts, and that opportunity recognition in a particular context is related to how one learns from experience.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Dimov, Dimo, The Nexus of Individual and Opportunity: Opportunity Recognition as a Learning Process (2003). Babson College, Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), 2002-2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1783742

Dimo Dimov (Contact Author)

University of Bath ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://dimodimov.me

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