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EE Roles: Outcome-enhancing

One key premise of our framework is that, when successfully activated, the mechanisms contribute to better outcomes. However, successful activation of enabling mechanisms is sometimes fortuitous rather than strategic. A sole focus on anticipated mechanisms leads to neglect of other effective mechanisms that nonetheless contribute to a better outcome. Therefore, the distinction between the triggering role and the outcome-enhancing role allows scholars to develop answers to some of the theoretically and practically most important questions in entrepreneurship: “What ‘opportunities’ tend to go undetected?” and “When and to what extent can entrepreneurs identify the reasons for their own success?”

(Davidsson et al., 2020 AMP)

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