Yes, now we can: Technological change and the exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

The paper investigates how technological change in an industry influence which individuals will identify and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities. We propose that the introduction of new development tools will change knowledge-barriers to entry because they enable the abstraction of specialized knowledge that was previously needed for development. Empirically we test the argument using data from the web design industry in a Nordic country during the period 1992-2003. We compare the education and experience of founders before and after the introduction of web administration tools in 1998 and find a significant difference, which supports the main thesis of our argument.

Capital goods of development


New ventures

New technology-based firms

Entrepreneurial opportunities

Web design industry

Development tools

Technological change


Rögnvaldur J. Saemundsson

Reykjavik University

Magnus Holmén

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovation and R&D Management

Journal of High Technology Management Research

1047-8310 (ISSN)

Vol. 22 2 102-113


Ekonomi och näringsliv



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