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Reconsidering Schumpeterian opportunities: The contribution of interaction ritual chain theory

Goss, David (2007) Reconsidering Schumpeterian opportunities: The contribution of interaction ritual chain theory International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 13 (1). pp. 3-18.

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The purpose of this article is to develop a conceptual framework that recognises the significance of emotional and interactional factors in shaping the development and enactment of entrepreneurial opportunities.


Provides a theory development illustrated through a case study based on secondary sources.


Demonstrates how emotion and interaction ritual chains can extend the scope of entrepreneurial theorising.

Research limitations/implications

Suggests how novel concepts could be deployed to add explanatory power to accounts of entrepreneurial behaviour.

Practical implications

Suggests new approaches to spotting potential entrepreneurial opportunities.


Emotion has received little attention from entrepreneurship researchers. This paper offers one way of filling this gap by developing a strand of microsociological theory that has not previously been applied to the explanation of entrepreneurial behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Date : 2007
DOI : 10.1108/13552550710725156
Copyright Disclaimer : © Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007 Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Uncontrolled Keywords : Emotional intelligence, Computers, Computer networks, Innovation
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Dec 2011 12:30
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:26

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