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Elco Van Burg   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Elco Van Burg published an article in January 2016.
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Georges Romme

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School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

V.A. Gilsing

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Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS); Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Ministerie van Economische Zaken

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Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Factors Influencing the Identification of Sustainable Opportunities by SMEs: Empirical Evidence from Zambia Progress Choongo, Elco Van Burg, Leo J. Paas, Enno Masurel Published: 15 January 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8010081
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This study uses the model of Patzelt and Shepherd (2011) to examine the factors influencing the identification of sustainable opportunities among SMEs in a developing country, Zambia. The factors under investigation include knowledge of the natural/social environment, perception of threats to the natural/social environment, altruism towards others and entrepreneurial knowledge. We interviewed 220 owner-managers in the trading and service sector who supply goods and services to the mining industry in Zambia. We found that altruism towards others was partially supported by our empirical results while the positive effects of knowledge of the natural/social environment and perception of threats to the natural/social environment on the identification of sustainable opportunities were not supported. Contrary to our expectations, entrepreneurial knowledge does not positively moderate the relationship between explanatory variables and the identification of sustainable opportunities. In sum, we found only limited empirical support for the model of Patzelt and Shepherd (2011) concerning the identification of sustainable opportunities. Our findings contribute to literature on entrepreneurship and sustainable opportunity identification by showing what factors influence the identification of sustainable opportunities. This can help us to create awareness among entrepreneurs regarding the effects of entrepreneurial activities on the environment and society; consequently, stimulating entrepreneurs to identify sustainable opportunities.
Article 0 Reads 20 Citations Understanding Dynamics of Strategic Decision Making in Venture Creation: A Process Study of Effectuation and Causation Isabelle M.M.J. Reymen, Petra Andries, Hans Berends, René Ma... Published: 16 July 2015
Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, doi: 10.1002/sej.1201
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations INTERNATIONALIZATION AS A "WORK-AROUND" STRATEGY: HOW GOING ABROAD CAN HELP SMES OVERCOME LOCAL CONSTRAINTS Nasraldin Omer, Elco Van Burg, Ricardo M. Peters, Kobus Viss... Published: 01 June 2015
Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, doi: 10.1142/s1084946715500119
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Dynamics of Resource Slack and Constraints: Resource Positions in Action Sharon A.M. Dolmans, Elco Van Burg, Isabelle M.M.J. Reymen, ... Published: 05 March 2014
Organization Studies, doi: 10.1177/0170840613517598
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Article 4 Reads 16 Citations Creating the Future Together: Toward a Framework for Research Synthesis in Entrepreneurship Elco Van Burg, A. Georges L. Romme, Georges Romme Published: 04 February 2014
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, doi: 10.1111/etap.12092
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Trends in genetic patent applications: the commercialization of academic intellectual property Jannigje G Kers, Elco Van Burg, Tom Stoop, Martina C Cornel Published: 22 January 2014
European Journal of Human Genetics, doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2013.305
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We studied trends in genetic patent applications in order to identify the trends in the commercialization of research findings in genetics. To define genetic patent applications, the European version (ECLA) of the International Patent Classification (IPC) codes was used. Genetic patent applications data from the PATSTAT database from 1990 until 2009 were analyzed for time trends and regional distribution. Overall, the number of patent applications has been growing. In 2009, 152 000 patent applications were submitted under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and within the EP (European Patent) system of the European Patent Office (EPO). The number of genetic patent applications increased until a peak was reached in the year 2000, with >8000 applications, after which it declined by almost 50%. Continents show different patterns over time, with the global peak in 2000 mainly explained by the USA and Europe, while Asia shows a stable number of >1000 per year. Nine countries together account for 98.9% of the total number of genetic patent applications. In The Netherlands, 26.7% of the genetic patent applications originate from public research institutions. After the year 2000, the number of genetic patent applications dropped significantly. Academic leadership and policy as well as patent regulations seem to have an important role in the trend differences. The ongoing investment in genetic research in the past decade is not reflected by an increase of patent applications.