Corporate Venturing: Recognition and Discovery of Investment Opportunities

Christian Vintergaard

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From the perspective of Austrian economics, this paper develops a conceptual understanding of how corporate venture managers recognize and discover opportunities in a network environment. In an effort to create a better understanding of who is involved in process, this paper reports on the development path of an entrepreneurial opportunity of the Danish corporate venture capitalist, Danfoss A/S. This paper distinguishes itself from previous research done on entrepreneurial opportunities by creating a holistic and conceptual framework, which broadens and expands the perception of the market participants involved in recognition and discovery. Consequently the paper offers insight to a diversified group of actors who mix and match technological and market capabilities in a constant process of recognition and discovery.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherDepartment of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)8791181720
Publication statusPublished - 2004
SeriesMPP Working Paper


  • Corporate venturing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Discovery
  • Networks
  • Opportunities
  • Recognition

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