(De)mobilizing the Entrepreneurial Discourse: Exploring Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action

(De)mobilizing the Entrepreneurial Discourse: Exploring Entrepreneurial Thinking and Action

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Overview

This unique and fascinating book takes a critical look at aspects of the prevalent entrepreneurship discourse and presents several substantive new theories, prescribing what should be abandoned (demobilization) and what should be adopted or given a more central position (mobilization).


The contributors contend that entrepreneurship is not only an economic matter; that it is not a predominantly male-gender issue; and that it is not only done by heroes or extraordinary efforts but rather that it is as much a matter of ordinary, routine activities. They conclude that the entrepreneurship literature could greatly benefit from including the concepts of space and place, that resistance to it is an important aspect of its success, and that it is just as much about imitation as about creativity. Finally, they address the issue that what should be demobilized or mobilized in the entrepreneurship discourse might actually be the wrong question, since entrepreneurship is arguably a way of life.


At the cutting edge of entrepreneurship research, this thought-provoking book will prove a stimulating read for entrepreneurship academics, students and researchers in the fields of entrepreneurship and business and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849801454
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edited by Frederic Bill, the late Björn Bjerke and the late Anders W. Johansson, formerly Linnaeus University, Sweden

Table of Contents

Contents:


Foreword

Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert


1. Demobilizing or Mobilizing the Entrepreneurship Discourse: Something Else or None of It?

Frederic Bill, Björn Bjerke and Anders W. Johansson


PART I: DEMOBILIZING THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DISCOURSE,...

2. Constructing P(e)ace-makers for Women’s Enterprise

Pernilla Nilsson


3. Creating the Collective Hero: Stories of Cooperative Development

Erik Rosell and Henrik Hultman


4. Seeds Germinate in Nature, Human Gleam in Cities: An Exploring Expedition of Incorporating ‘City Management’ Knowledge

Shelley Lin and Anders W. Johansson


5. Entrepreneurial Successes and Failures in the Arts

Katja Lindqvist


PART II: ... MOBILIZING THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DISCOURSE,...

6. Entrepreneurship, Space and Place

Björn Bjerke


7. Innovation, Creativity and Imitation

Anders W. Johansson


8. Entrepreneurship Requires Resistance to be Mobilized

Karin Berglund and Johan Gaddefors


9. The Spectacle of Entrepreneurship: A Duality of Flamboyance and Activity

Frederic Bill, Andreas Jansson and Lena Olaison


PART III: ... SOMETHING ELSE...

10. Constellations of Another Other: The Case of Aquarian Nation

Daniel Ericsson


PART IV: ... OR NONE OF IT?

11. In the Beginning was Entrepreneuring

Bengt Johannisson


References


Index

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