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Opportunity Recognition

Opportunity Recognition

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The toughest part of the entrepreneurial process is recognizing the opportunity
The toughest part of the entrepreneurial process is recognizing the opportunity

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 MBA Dissertation Richard DellabarcaPage 1
Understanding the “opportunity recognition process” in entrepreneurship,and consideration of whether serial entrepreneurs undertake opportunityrecognition better than novice entrepreneurs
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“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whosetime has come”
Victor Hugo
 Richard Dellabarca MBA Dissertation Due Monday 2
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September 2002 Academic Supervisor: Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam
 
 MBA Dissertation Richard DellabarcaPage 2
Table of Contents
“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way”
Abraham Lincoln
Acknowledgements1. Introduction1.1 Entrepreneurship Theory1.2 Purpose of Dissertation1.3 Opportunity Recognition1.4 Importance of Opportunity Recognition to Individuals and Firms1.5 Dissertation Framework 2. The Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneurial Process2.1 Introduction2.2 The Entrepreneur2.3 The Entrepreneurial Process2.4 The “Opportunity”3. Opportunity Recognition – Literature Review3.1 Introduction3.2 Opportunity Recognition as a Process3.3 Factors Unique to the Entrepreneur4. Cambridge Serial Entrepreneurs Approach to Opportunity Recognition4.1 Introduction4.2 Methodology4.3 Observations5. An Opportunity Recognition Framework 
 
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6. Conclusions7. BibliographyAppendices:A - Cambridge Serial Entrepreneurs InterviewedB - Opportunity Recognition QuestionnaireC - Prompts for Idea GenerationD - Creativity, Problem-Solving and Lateral Thinking FrameworksE - Causes and Types of Opportunities, and Business Models to ExploitOpportunitiesF - Evaluation of an Idea to Identify a Viable Entrepreneurial Opportunity.G - How to Increase Opportunity Recognition for Organisations

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