Why is it that some people are able to notice entrepreneurial opportunities that others fail to see? Although the question of individual differences has long preoccupied entrepreneurship scholars, the impact of individual differences has largely been studied separately from the cognitive processes that enable individuals to acknowledge opportunities. For instance, several studies explore the role of individual differences in opportunity recognition after opportunities have been recognized.
Grégoire, Denis; Barr, Pamela; and Williams, David
"THE COGNITIVE ROLE OF NEW VENTURE EXPERTISE AND OPPORTUNITY ALERTNESS IN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF OPPORTUNITIES: EVIDENCE FROM VERBAL PROTOCOLS (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 27
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol27/iss6/15