An emergence perspective on entrepreneurship: processes, structure and methodology

Fuller, Ted and Warren, Lorraine and Welter, Friederike (2008) An emergence perspective on entrepreneurship: processes, structure and methodology. In: Fourth Organizational Studies Workshop, University of Southampton.

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Abstract

This paper explores entrepreneurship from the perspective of emergence, drawing on literature in
complexity theory, social theory and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is conceptualised as the
production of emergence, or emergent properties, via a simple model of initial conditions, processes of
emergence that produces emergent properties at multiple levels (new phenomena such as products,
services, firms, networks, patterns of behaviour, identities). Conceptualisation through emergence thus
embraces actors, context, processes and (structural) outcomes. This paper builds on previous work that
theorises the relationship between entrepreneurship and social change. We extend that work by
considering the methodological implications of relating processes of entrepreneurship to the emergence
of new phenomena.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:This paper explores entrepreneurship from the perspective of emergence, drawing on literature in complexity theory, social theory and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is conceptualised as the production of emergence, or emergent properties, via a simple model of initial conditions, processes of emergence that produces emergent properties at multiple levels (new phenomena such as products, services, firms, networks, patterns of behaviour, identities). Conceptualisation through emergence thus embraces actors, context, processes and (structural) outcomes. This paper builds on previous work that theorises the relationship between entrepreneurship and social change. We extend that work by considering the methodological implications of relating processes of entrepreneurship to the emergence of new phenomena.
Keywords:emergence, entrepreneurship theory, processes of emergence, methodology
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:2745
Deposited By: Rosaline Smith
Deposited On:30 Jun 2010 13:37
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:40

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