Prior knowledge, bisociative mode of thinking and entrepreneurial opportunity identification

S. Ko, John E. Butler

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationships among prior knowledge, bisociative thinking mode and entrepreneurial opportunity identification in a sample of 197 technology-based entrepreneurs. Results indicate that bisociative thinking mode of an entrepreneur mediates the relationship between prior knowledge and entrepreneurial opportunity identification. In addition, the relationship between prior knowledge and entrepreneurial opportunity identification is stronger for high-technology entrepreneurs. Implications for research and practice are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-16
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Bisociation
  • Opportunity
  • Prior knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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