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dc.contributor.authorvan Burg, Elco
dc.contributor.authorPodoynitsyna, Ksenia
dc.contributor.authorBeck, Lien
dc.contributor.authorLommelen, Tinne
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-15T13:49:45Z
dc.date.available2024-03-15T13:49:45Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn0737-6782
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1540-5885.2012.00976.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/7416
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies show that resource constraints have mixed effects on innovation and opportunity identification by entrepreneurs. Sometimes, resource constraints lead to identifying more opportunities, whereas in other cases, entrepreneurs see fewer opportunities. This study explores a new approach to reconcile this inconsistency. Using a sample of 219 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we explore relationships between supply and demand constraints, on the one hand, and identifying supply and demand opportunities, on the other hand. The results show that supply constraints have a positive effect on identifying supply opportunities but a negative effect on identifying demand opportunities. Similarly, demand constraints have a positive effect on identifying demand opportunities but a negative effect on identifying supply opportunities. Thus, this study shows that resource constraints direct the entrepreneur's attention toward opportunities inside the constrained domain rather than outside the constrained domain. An important consequence for theory is that a complete explanation of the mixed effects of resource constraints should consider different types of resource constraints and different sources of opportunities simultaneously. For practicing entrepreneurs, being aware of this mechanism can prevent missing out on promising opportunities outside the constrained domains.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.subjectResource Constraintsen_US
dc.titleDirective Deficiencies: How resource constraints direct opportunity identification in SMEsen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Product Innovation Managementen_US
dc.source.volume29en_US
dc.source.issue6en_US
dc.source.beginpage1000en_US
dc.source.endpage1011en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlandsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHasselt Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEindhoven University of Technologyen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1540-5885
vlerick.knowledgedomainDigital Transformationen_US
vlerick.knowledgedomainOperations & Supply Chain Managementen_US
vlerick.typearticleVlerick strategic journal articleen_US
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOMen_US
dc.identifier.vperid313686en_US


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