Information exposure, opportunity evaluation and entrepreneurial action: An investigation of an online user community’

2013, Academy of Management Journal, 56(5), 1348-1371

Erkko Autio, Linus Dahlander and Lars Frederiksen

We study how an individual's exposure to external information regulates the evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities and entrepreneurial action. Combining data from interviews, a survey, and a comprehensive web log of an online user community spanning eight years, we find att technical information shaped opportunity evaluation, and social information about user needs drove individuals two entrepreneurial action. Our empirical findings suggest att Reducing demand uncertainty is a key factor regulating of entrepreneurial action, insight att received theories of entrepreneurial action at have so far overlooked.


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