Entrepreneurial Alertness

An Exploratory Study

  • Zhineng┬áLi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Zhineng Li
    Pages 1-6
  3. Zhineng Li
    Pages 51-66
  4. Zhineng Li
    Pages 67-105
  5. Zhineng Li
    Pages 107-123
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 125-148

About this book


Entrepreneurial alertness plays an important role in the processes of opportunity exploration and exploitation.

A central thesis of this dissertation is that opportunity creation requires a certain transformation of an individual entrepreneur's mental schema.

A four-dimension structure of the entrepreneurial alertness construct is created, namely juxtaposing, unlearning, prospecting and embellishing.

A comprehensive model of entrepreneurial alertness are adopted and tested via structural equation modeling on the basis of survey data from 1080 entrepreneurs in two coastal regions of P. R. China.


Entrepreneurial alertness competitive environment entrepreneurial experimentation mental schema organizational capability

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhineng┬áLi
    • 1
  1. 1.The State Council of P.R.C, Enterprise Research InstituteDevelopment Research CenterBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31097-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31098-0
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