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||The Influence of Entrepreneur's Human Capital and Social Capital on Opportunity Identification and Development|
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||Whether entrepreneurial opportunity is objectively existed or it could be deliberately created is still a disputable issue in academic filed. However, increasing number of scholars tend to conclude that entrepreneurial opportunity comes from a process of recognition, discovery and creation by alerted entrepreneurs. Based on this point, it seems to be obvious that entrepreneurs must have some kind of knowledge and abilities, poses special source of information and involved in certain social networks. So that they can easily find those opportunities that other can’t.|
In this study, I apply Ardichivili’s(2003) opportunity identification and development theory to discuss this issue through a viewpoint of human capital and social capital. Seven entrepreneurs were interviewed to conduct the survey, and the content is analyzed through six coding unit to show the following results:
1. The general human capital is intermediately positive to opportunity recognition and highly positive to opportunity development.
2. The specific human capital is highly positive to both opportunity recognition and opportunity development.
3. The weak-tie network is highly positive to opportunity recognition but low positive to opportunity development.
4. The strong-tie network is highly positive to both opportunity recognition and opportunity development.
5. Entrepreneurial human capital is mediated by social capital to have positive effects on opportunity recognition and opportunity development.
||Huei-Mei Liang - chair|
Rong-Heng Luo - co-chair
Chin-Tarn Lee - advisor
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