Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities
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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Reopening the Debate

Edited by Catherine Léger-Jarniou and Silke Tegtmeier

With a wide-ranging set of contributions, this book provides a compilation of cutting-edge original research in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities. The book reopens the subject from diverse perspectives focusing on theories and approaches to entrepreneurial opportunities. The book has been complemented by an outstanding Delphi panel of six leading scholars of the field: Lowell Busenitz, Dimo Dimov, James O. Fiet, Denis Grégoire, Jeff McMullen and Mike Wright. This carefully edited selection of current and topical contributions will be of immense value to students, researchers and scholars interested in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities.
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Chapter 4: Beyond discovery: exploring the field of entrepreneurship without a discovery view

Steffen Korsgaard and Sean Patrick Sassmannshausen


In this chapter we explore four alternatives to the dominant discovery view of entrepreneurship: the development view, the construction view, the evolutionary view, and the neo-Austrian view. We outline the main critique points of the discovery view presented in these four alternatives, as well as their central concepts and conceptualization of the entrepreneurial function. On this basis we discuss three central themes that cut across the four alternatives: process, uncertainty and agency. These themes provide new foci for entrepreneurship research and can help to generate new research questions and connect otherwise fragmented empirical findings. Implications for future research and practice are discussed at the end of the chapter.

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