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Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship
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Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship

9781849803786 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Daniel Hjorth, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84980 378 6 Extent: 496 pp
Organisational entrepreneurship represents an interdisciplinary field of research that relates organisation, entrepreneurship and innovation studies in new ways. This Handbook establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary domain, challenges our perception of relationships between organisation(s) and entrepreneurship, and asks new questions central to our capacity to describe, analyse and understand organisational entrepreneurship.

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This Handbook brings together pioneering, original work on organisational entrepreneurship. It provides a broad coverage and rich agenda for future research and teaching on the entrepreneurship-organisation relationship.

Organisational entrepreneurship represents an interdisciplinary field of research that relates organisation, entrepreneurship and innovation studies in new ways. This Handbook establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary domain, challenges our perception of relationships between organisation(s) and entrepreneurship, and asks new questions central to our capacity to describe, analyse and understand organisational entrepreneurship.

Providing a broad and rich set of examples of interdisciplinary research and bridging the fields of strategic management, organisation studies, entrepreneurship, innovation, art and aesthetics, this important compendium will prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars in these fields.
Critical Acclaim
‘Daniel Hjorth is justifiably famous for thinking differently about those things “we all know”, and this Handbook adds fuel to that fire. The Handbook reasserts the intellectual and practical primacy of organizational creation as the driving force of entrepreneurship. By getting some of the best minds in entrepreneurship to explore and speculate on the organizational aspects of entrepreneurship, this Handbook reframes and repositions entrepreneurship as the organizing trope for the postindustrial age.’
– Jerome Katz, Saint Louis University, US
Contributors
Contributors: H. Ahl, H.E. Aldrich, E. Barinaga, T. Beyes, P.L. Bylund, L. Devin, N.J. Foss, W.B. Gartner, P. Guillet de Monthoux, R.D. Hisrich, D. Hjorth, C. Jones, C. Kearney, P.G. Klein, A. Kovalainen, D.F. Kuratko, J. Lyngsie, M. Martinez, A.-M. Murtola, S. O’Donnell, S. Sarasvathy, D. Smallbone, B.M. Sørensen, C. Steyaert, E. Sundin, R. Swedberg, F. Welter
Contents
Contents:

Foreword

Introduction: Entrepreneurship in Organisational Contexts
Daniel Hjorth

PART I: APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES
1. Entrepreneurship as Organisation Creation
William B. Gartner

2. Schumpeter’s Theories of Organizational Entrepreneurship
Richard Swedberg

3. Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm
Nicolai J. Foss, Peter G. Klein and Per L. Bylund

4. Institutional Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
Friederike Welter and David Smallbone

5. Evolutionary Theory
Martha Martinez and Howard E. Aldrich

6. Organizations, Entrepreneurship and Ethics
Richard D. Hisrich and Claudine Kearney

7. Entrepreneurship, Crisis, Critique
Campbell Jones and Anna-Maria Murtola

8. Gender, Organizations and Entrepreneurship
Helene Ahl

9. Making the Multiple: Theorising Processes of Entrepreneurship and Organisation
Chris Steyaert

10. Organizational Entrepreneurship: An Art of the Weak?
Daniel Hjorth

PART II: FIELDS OF RESEARCH, PRACTICES AND POLITICS
11. The Entrepreneurial Firm
Saras Sarasvathy

12. Strategic Entrepreneurship: An Emerging Approach to Firm-level Entrepreneurship
Nicolai J. Foss and Jacob Lyngsie

13. Corporate Entrepreneurship
Donald F. Kuratko

14. Overcoming Inertia: The Social Question in Social Entrepreneurship
Ester Barinaga

15. Entrepreneurship in Public Organizations
Anne Kovalainen and Elisabeth Sundin

16. Collective Creativity: E-teams and E-teamwork
Shannon O’Donnell and Lee Devin

17. Organizing Reality Machines: Artepreneurs and the New Aesthetic Enlightenment
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux

18. Organizing the Entrepreneurial City
Timon Beyes

19. Management as Farce: Entrepreneurial Subjectivity in the Creative Industries
Bent Meier Sørensen

20. Moving and Being Moved: Ideas, Perspectives and 59 Theses on Entrepreneurial Leadership
Daniel Hjorth and William B. Gartner

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