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Who Becomes an Entrepreneur?: How Changes In Activity Systems Affect Entrepreneurial Action
University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8563-9078
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurs create and appropriate value by designing a system of interconnected and interdependent activities that determine how they do business. These activity systems span beyond the individual firm and compose complex interconnected ecosystems. Current research focuses on how entrepreneurs design new activity systems but do not focus on how these changes create new entrepreneurial opportunities and for whom. In this paper we ask why some people but not others pursue entrepreneurial opportunities following changes in an activity system. Based on Lachmann’s theory of capital we develop a theoretical framework for analyzing how changes in the structure of activities affect the knowledge required to pursue subsequent entrepreneurial opportunities. © 2015 Academy of Management. All rights reserved.

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Briarcliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management , 2015. Article-id: 16318- p.
, Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, ISSN 0065-0668 ; 2015 (Meeting Abstract Supplement)
Keyword [en]
Austrian theory of capital, entrepreneurial opportunities, entrepreneurial activities, prior knowledge
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29348OAI: diva2:850259
2015 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 7-11, 2015
Available from: 2015-09-01 Created: 2015-09-01 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved

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