Cognitive Processes of Opportunity Recognition: The Role of Structural Alignment

  title={Cognitive Processes of Opportunity Recognition: The Role of Structural Alignment},
  author={Denis A. Gr{\'e}goire and Pamela S. Barr and Dean A. Shepherd},
  journal={Organization Science},
Substantial gains can be made by individuals and organizations adept at detecting new opportunities. But how do business leaders do that concretely? Organization research shows that managers are more inclined to identify threats than opportunities, but it is still not clear why this is the case. Likewise, research points to several factors that may facilitate the recognition of opportunities. Yet empirical observations have been limited by retrospective biases and other conceptual challenges… CONTINUE READING

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