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Entrepreneurship as Social Change
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Entrepreneurship as Social Change

A Third Movements in Entrepreneurship Book

9781847206275 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Chris Steyaert, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Daniel Hjorth, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organisation, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 627 5 Extent: 352 pp
This book – the third in the Movements in Entrepreneurship series – examines entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon. It provides an in-depth study of the social aspects of entrepreneurship, illustrating how entrepreneurship affects society. The need to move beyond economy to disclose entrepreneurship in its societal forms is demonstrated, as is the relevance of our understanding of entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon.

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This book – the third in the Movements in Entrepreneurship series – examines entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon. It provides an in-depth study of the social aspects of entrepreneurship, illustrating how entrepreneurship affects society. The need to move beyond economy to disclose entrepreneurship in its societal forms is demonstrated, as is the relevance of our understanding of entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon.

The contributors show that entrepreneurship is a society-creating force and as such, it evokes new questions for entrepreneurship research and attempts to engage with new theoretical formulations. They begin with discussions on early Schumpeter and a rhetorical analysis of the current academic literature on social entrepreneurship. They go on to present myriad contextual examples of how entrepreneurship can shape social change, and indicate how this is initiated through various social settings, relationships and communities.

Through rich empirical work this book explores the social of ‘social entrepreneurship’ and in doing so shows us how entrepreneurship is at home where society is created. As such, it will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students with an interest in entrepreneurship, sociology and economic sociology.
Critical Acclaim
‘. . . a reflective and scholarly work that presents exciting and challenging views to mainstream entrepreneurship. . . The four books comprising the series would certainly be a valuable addition to any entrepreneurship library. However, each book also stands alone as an individual purchase.’
– Lorraine Warren, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

‘The narrative and flow of the book is superb and very interesting to read. The book is well edited and thought provoking which makes it an interesting read.’
– Vanessa Ratten, Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy
Contributors
Contributors: R.B. Anderson, K. Berglund, T. Beyes, B. Bjerke, K. Campbell, P. Dey, D. Fletcher, D. Hjorth, B. Honig, B. Johannisson, M. Lindgren, E.S. O’Connor, J. Packendorff, A.M. Paredo, C. Steyaert, Y. Stryjan, R. Swedberg, T. Watson, C. Wigren
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Contents:

Foreword

Introduction: What is Social in Social Entrepreneurship?
Chris Steyaert and Daniel Hjorth

PART I: CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1. Social Entrepreneurship: The View of the Young Schumpeter
Richard Swedberg

2. The Practice of Social Entrepreneurship: Notes Toward a Resource-Perspective
Yohanan Stryjan

3. Communities in the Global Economy: Where Social and Indigenous Entrepreneurship Meet
Robert B. Anderson, Benson Honig and Ana Maria Paredo

4. Location and Relocation, Visions and Revisions: Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship
Ellen S. O’Connor

5. Public Entrepreneurship: Moving from Social/Consumer to Public/Citizen
Daniel Hjorth and Björn Bjerke

6. The Rhetoric of Social Entrepreneurship: Paralogy and New Language Games in Academic Discourse
Pascal Dey

PART II: CONTEXTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE
7. Entrepreneurship, Shifting Life Orientations and Social Change in the Countryside
Denise Fletcher and Tony Watson

8. Women, Mother Earth and the Business of Living
Kathryn Campbell

9. The Dynamics of Community Identity Making in an Industrial District: The Spirit of Gnosjö Revisited
Bengt Johannisson and Caroline Wigren

10. Entrepreneurship as Boundary Work: Deviating from and Belonging to Community
Monica Lindgren and Johann Packendorff

11. Discursive Diversity in Fashioning Entrepreneurial Identity
Karin Berglund

12. City of Enterprise, City as Prey? On Urban Entrepreneurial Spaces
Timon Beyes

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