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The Convergence of good ideas: how do serial entrepreneurs recognize innovative business ideas?

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We report on the findings of the first phase of a research program investigating the idea convergence process which results in new venture opportunities. in This phase we interviewed 10 successful habitual or serial entrepreneurs. Some results replicated earlier studies, especially motivations and psychological traits, some added a new insight and depth to previous results, and some introduced new issues into our research agenda. The final section begins to develop a theoretical discussion on four issues: opportunity as a subjective reality, how partnership and "know-who" contribute, the counter-intuitive or contrarian thinking style, and opportunism as a path dependent process

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http://flora.insead.edu/fichiersti_wp/inseadwp1996/96-16.pdf

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