Finding, enacting and exploiting serendipity

Valerie Bell, Sarah Cooper

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Abstract / Description of output

Serendipity is known to play a role in entrepreneurship and innovation where it appears to arise by both chance and active search for new markets and solutions to problems. The majority of these studies have been conducted on born-global high technology or traditional manufacturing SMEs. This study utilises a deductive research methodology to propose a new conceptual cognitive pattern of serendipity in entrepreneurship. It contributes to the debate regarding the role of serendipity in the discovery of entrepreneurial opportunities, and how those opportunities are enacted and exploited. This proposed model should now be tested empirically to confirm its value.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventACERE International Entrepreneurship Conference 2016 - Queensland, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 2 Feb 20165 Feb 2016


ConferenceACERE International Entrepreneurship Conference 2016
CityGold Coast


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