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Men of Action : The Influence of Organizational Improvisation on Opportunity Recognition

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abstract Entrepreneurship research aims at getting more insights about the process of how entrepreneurs recognize unexploited opportunities. Our paper argues that the recognition of under-exploited opportunities entails the need of spontaneous innovative behavior and experimentation in the face of new and different business conditions. The creation of cognitive frameworks occurs, as people learn from each other and from various responses to the environment, finding a common, and probably unexpected pattern that works for them. Improvisation can serve as a means to increase variation, available possibilities and diversity of trial and error by acting beyond the mere repetition of pre-existing routines. New solutions can be found through a creative recombination of resources and past routines and organizational knowledge bases can hence be extended. We develop a model of the interaction between organizational improvisation and the recognition of opportunities in a corporate context, including antecedents and potential moderating factors of this central relationship.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
keywords Entrepreneurship, Improvisation, Business Opportunity
   
project Dienstleistungskompetenz – strategische Differenzierung für KMUittelunternehmen
name of conference 30th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (Lausanne)
date of conference 9-6-2010
title of proceedings 2010 BCERC Proceedings
page(s) 1
publisher Babson College (Wellesley)
review double-blind review
   
citation Schrettle, T., Fueglistaller, U., Gasda, J. M., & Fust, A. (2010). Men of Action: The Influence of Organizational Improvisation on Opportunity Recognition. In 2010 BCERC Proceedings, pp.1. Wellesley: Babson College.