Guided by the proposed opportunity and resource integrative entrepreneurial growth model, the purpose of this paper is to explore how different opportunity type firms grow integrally and what the laws for different opportunity integration growth modes are.
A multiple case study on six firms in information and communication technologies industry in China is conducted.
Three types of entrepreneurial opportunities exist. These are identification type opportunity, discovery type opportunity, and creation type opportunity. Entrepreneurship among the three types of entrepreneurial opportunities operates under different laws. For each type of entrepreneurial opportunity, firms need to balance the two growth modes, namely, the opportunity identification and assessment/resource allocation mode and the opportunity utilization and resource identification/acquisition mode, in order to achieve a leveraging effect.
Vertical comparison is missing.
Firms need to balance the two growth modes, namely, opportunity identification and assessment and resource allocation mode and opportunity utilization and resource identification and acquisition mode, to achieve leverage effect.
This paper integrates system theory with entrepreneurship research and proposes the opportunity and resource integrative entrepreneurial growth model. This model is helpful, both in aiding firms to follow the laws for entrepreneurial opportunities and to identify entrepreneurial opportunities. The business model plays a vital role in entrepreneurship. Firms taking advantage of the Internet of Things are more likely to gain a competitive advantage and to achieve success in their entrepreneurial activities.
This paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under the Grants numbers of 71232011 and 71472071.
Ge, B., Sun, Y., Chen, Y. and Gao, Y. (2016), "Opportunity exploitation and resource exploitation: An integrative growth model for entrepreneurship ", Internet Research, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 498-528. https://doi.org/10.1108/IntR-04-2015-0123Download as .RIS
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