Selected Essays of Dean A. Shepherd
Chapter 8: Technology-Market Combinations and the Identification of Entrepreneurial Opportunities: An Investigation of the Opportunity-Individual Nexus
Given the difficulties in maintaining a competitive advantage in the face of globalization and "hypercompetition", management scholars have pointed to the importance of entrepreneurial action as a means by which organizations can innovate (Kaplan, 2008; Puranam, Singh & Zollo, 2006), grow (Dencker, Gruber & Shah, 2009; Tzabar, 2009), and/or renew themselves (Agarwal & Helfat, 2009; Shamsie, Martin & Miller, 2009). Entrepreneurial actions concerns the introduction of new products, services, technologies or business models that may depart substantially from existing practices (Gruber, Macmillan & Thompson, 2008; Samuelsson & Davisson, 2009; Santos & Eisenhardt, 2009).
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