Opportunity Recognition and Prior Knowledge: A Meta-Analysis76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2016)
A meta-analysis of 59 studies comprising 70 statistically independent samples and 168,694 observations has been performed to investigate the institutional factors that moderate the relationship between prior knowledge and entrepreneurial opportunity identification. The results show that the abundance of financial capital in a society and the regulatory protection provided by government enhance the strength of the link between prior knowledge and discovery of opportunities, while the availability of entrepreneurship specific education weakens this link. Moreover, cultures with more orientation toward collectivism and uncertainty avoidance are found to be more conducive to leveraging prior knowledge in the process of identifying entrepreneurial opportunities.
- opportunity recognition,
- prior knowledge
Publication DateAugust, 2016
Citation InformationSergio Canavati, Hessam Sarooghi, Dirk P Libaers and Andrew C Burkemper. "Opportunity Recognition and Prior Knowledge: A Meta-Analysis" 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hessam-sarooghi/1/