Entrepreneurship: economic and social embedding of the production of futures

Fuller, Ted (2006) Entrepreneurship: economic and social embedding of the production of futures. In: Future Matters: Futures Known Created and Minded, 4-6 September 2006, University of Cardiff, Cardiff.

Entrepreneurship economic and social embedding.pdf
Entrepreneurship economic and social embedding.pdf

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Entrepreneurship, the practice of creating new economic enterprises through innovation that are sustained by economic performance, is, theoretically, an individualistic account of socio-economic change. If new enterprises and new economies are created by entrepreneurship then to what extent does this activity harbour prescience and to what extent does its creative destruction carry moral responsibility? Although entrepreneurship is socially constructed as an individualistic account of the production of new patterns of organisation, theories of entrepreneurship span a number of ontologies, i.e. individual motives, new firm formation, socially beneficial activity, the production of networks and multi-organisational forms, and even of micro economies. The paper discusses the conception entrepreneurship as a set of socially constructed processes which together produce futures at multiple ontological levels, and seeks to identify relationships between this body of knowledge and anticipating, creating and 'minding' futures.

Keywords:Entrepreneurship, Ontology, Individual motives, Socially beneficial activity, networking, Micro economies
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:13185
Deposited On:24 Jan 2014 11:40

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