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Individual-Level Predictors of Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification: A Review and a Meta-Analytical Examination
Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2014)
  • Hessam Sarooghi, Butler University
  • Dirk P Libaers, Northeastern University
  • Jeffrey S Hornsby, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Andrew C Burkemper, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Abstract
Identifying opportunities is the initial step in the entrepreneurship process. A great deal of work has been devoted to investigating this concept in previous research. However, even a brief foray into this stream of research highlights the inconsistencies in findings when considering different studies that have investigated the antecedents of opportunity identification. These divergent findings are especially significant when considering individual level predictors of opportunity identification. Social networks, prior knowledge, and personal characteristics are three main categories of predictors that have been widely studied at this level. Our study uses the meta-analysis approach to first identify and categorize the main individual level antecedents of opportunity identification and second to account for some of the factors that cause variation on the impact of these factors on opportunity identification.
Keywords
  • identifying opportunities,
  • social networks,
  • prior knowledge,
  • personal characteristics
Publication Date
June, 2014
Location
London, Ontario
Citation Information
Hessam Sarooghi, Dirk P Libaers, Jeffrey S Hornsby and Andrew C Burkemper. "Individual-Level Predictors of Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification: A Review and a Meta-Analytical Examination" Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hessam-sarooghi/6/