With a wide-ranging set of contributions, this book provides a compilation of cutting-edge original research in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities. The book reopens the subject from diverse perspectives focusing on theories and approaches to entrepreneurial opportunities. It provides a brief history of the idea of opportunity and a framework of how opportunities develop in space and place.
Further, this Research Handbook looks at process and context-based views on the topic. It also includes the latest research on impact factors, such as individual values on creating entrepreneurial opportunities.
The book has been complemented by an outstanding Delphi panel of six leading scholars of the field: Lowell Busenitz, Dimo Dimov, James O. Fiet, Denis Grégoire, Jeff McMullen and Mike Wright. This carefully edited selection of current and topical contributions will be of immense value to students, researchers and scholars interested in the field of entrepreneurial opportunities.
'It was with great anticipation that I learned Catherine Léger-Jarniou and Silke Tegtmeier were combining their considerable talents to produce a Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Opportunities. This is an incredibly important and timely topic in the field of entrepreneurship and they did not disappoint. They have assembled a formidable list of notable thought leaders in the field and skillfully combined and edited chapters each shedding key insights into the often elusive understanding of the nexus of opportunity recognition and new venture creation ... The breadth and depth of coverage make this volume a must-add to any entrepreneurship research library.'
– Charles H. Matthews, University of Cincinnati, US
'This book contains important theoretical, empirical, and methodological discussions on entrepreneurial opportunity. With contributions from leading scholars from around the world, it will have a significant impact on entrepreneurship research.'
– Karl Wennberg, Linköping University, Sweden
'Leger-Jarniou and Tegtmeier's bold attempt at bringing together the wisdom of opportunity researchers should offer research scholars with a sound body of knowledge, not always available in such compendiums. It should also trigger creative engagement with the subject and its application in practice among seasoned academics and policymakers. Young academics and early stage doctoral students researching entrepreneurial opportunities will find this book particularly beneficial in understanding the current trends and advancing their research agendas/thought process. Opportunity being a very topical theme in entrepreneurship, this handbook justifies itself by discussing and redefining important theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions.'
– Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies
Contributors: C. Albornoz, J.E. Amorós, T. Baker, B. Bjerke, M. Chiasson, J. Gaddefors, W.B. Gartner, A. Haas, T.P. Kenworthy, S. Korsgaard, A. Kurczewska, C. Léger-Jarniou, F. Linán, M. Marchesnay, S.P. Sassmannshausen, F. Sautet, B.T. Teague, S. Tegtmeier, S.J. Vliamos, R.D. Wadhwani.
Edited by Catherine Léger-Jarniou, Professor Emeritus, Université Paris-Dauphine PSL Research University, Paris, France and Silke Tegtmeier, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark.