People are expected to be innovative, think creatively and contribute to urgent issues such as climate change or digitalisation. It is precisely for such issues that appropriate solutions are lacking. Economic, ecological and social "new-value creation processes" are needed to deal with these challenges. The perception of entrepreneurial innovation potentials (entrepreneurial opportunities) is a core element of this: opportunities are perceived in order to create new value (i.e. product, service, process). Accordingly, an orientation and the development of Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship programmes to promote these abilities and skills - more precisely Opportunity Recognition competence - play a key role.Entrepreneurship education focused on Opportunity Recognition is therefore important to prepare people for their complex and dynamic role in the work context and in society. in the work context and in society.
Facets of this topic include:
1. Measurement of opportunity recognition (e.g. universities, training)
2. Factors influencing opportunity recognition (e.g. prior knowledge). 3.
3. What is creativity and how can it be measured?
4. The relationship between creativity and opportunity recognition. 5.
5. Instructional approaches to training in opportunity recognition skills (e.g. university programmes).
Selected introductory literature:
• Ardichvili, A., Cardozo, R., & Ray, S. (2003). A theory of entrepreneurial opportunity identification and development. Journal of Business Venturing, 18(1), 105–123.
• Baggen, Y., Kampen, J. K., Naia, A., Biemans, H. J. A., Lans, T. & Mulder, M. (2018).Development and application of the opportunity identification competence assessment test (oicat) in higher education. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55(6), 735-745.
• Fayolle, A. & Klandt, H. (2006). International Entrepreneurship Education. Issues and Newness. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
• Frank, H. & Mitterer, G. (2009). Opportunity Recognition - State of the Art und Forschungsperspektiven. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 79(3), 367–406.
• Kreuzer, C. & Weber, S. (2017). Modelling Opportunity Recognition competence as a foundation for teaching and learning in vocational education. Vocations and Learning, 11(3), 399–432. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12186-017-9194-7
• Shane, S., & Venkataraman, S. (2000). The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research. The Academy of Management Review, 25(1), 217–226.
• von Graevenitz, G., Harhoff, D. & Weber, R. (2010). The effects of entrepreneurship education. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76 (1), 90-112.