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Type: Journal article
Title: Opportunity recognition attitudes of nascent indigenous entrepreneurs
Author: Lindsay, N.
Lindsay, W.
Jordaan, A.
Hindle, K.
Citation: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2006; 3(1):56-75
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1476-1297
1741-8054
Organisation: Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre
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Noel J. Lindsay, Wendy A. Lindsay, Anton Jordaan, Kevin Hindle
Abstract: This exploratory research aims to fill a gap in the literature. The current theory of entrepreneurial attitude toward opportunity recognition (EOR) is primarily based upon a non-indigenous entrepreneurship theory. Yet, there are significant differences between non-indigenous and indigenous forms of entrepreneurship. Non-indigenous entrepreneurship tends to emphasise economic objectives whereas indigenous entrepreneurship tends to embrace both economic and non-economic objectives. As such, the current EOR theory needs to be expanded to include both non-indigenous and indigenous similarities and differences. This research uses indigenous culture as a context for examining the relationships between personal values, EOR and expected personal success of nascent indigenous entrepreneurs.
Keywords: nascent indigenous entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship; personal values; attitude; opportunity recognition; success factors; opportunity identification; entrepreneurial behaviour; indigenous culture
Rights: Copyright © 2004 - 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Limited
RMID: 0020064229
DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2006.008662
Published version: http://inderscience.metapress.com/link.asp?id=7nk8fhhxdvdrx57x
Appears in Collections:Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Innovation Centre publications

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