Innovate or copy: a qualitative document analysis to entrepreneurship in developing countries

Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: and Sedera, Darshana and Nanayakkara, Samudaya (2018) Innovate or copy: a qualitative document analysis to entrepreneurship in developing countries. In: 26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change (ECIS 2018), 23-28 Jun 2018, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

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There is a consensus that entrepreneurs need to come up with new ideas, new products and services and organizing methods to be successful in their new ventures. However, entrepreneurship doesn't necessarily need to invent, but take an existing idea and make it better. The advent of digital technologies has provided entrepreneurs with myriad opportunities to be creative and create new ventures. The rise and growth of born digital organizations such as Uber, Airbnb and are strongly attributed to the advancements in technologies. In this research, by conducting a qualitative document analysis for twenty-five South Asian start-ups, we explore how idea generation occurs in entrepreneurs in developing countries. The study contributes to the academia and practice by introducing four idea generation strategies executed by entrepreneurs in developing countries.

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Additional Information: Paper #44. No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit of Accepted version.
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Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2021 02:21
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital technologies; entrepreneurship; idea generation; qualitative document analysis
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management

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