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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship as Practice

9781788976824 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Neil Aaron Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Organization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Orla Byrne, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, UCD College of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland, Anna Jenkins, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, The University of Queensland, Australia and Bruce T. Teague, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Florida Gulf Coast University, US
Publication Date: April 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78897 682 4 Extent: c 368 pp
This Research Handbook advances entrepreneurship theory in new ways by integrating and contributing to contemporary theories of practice. Leading practice theorists and entrepreneurship experts, who are part of the growing Entrepreneurship as Practice (EaP) research community, expertly propose theories, methodologies and empirical insights into the constitution and consequences of entrepreneuring practices.

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This Research Handbook advances entrepreneurship theory in new ways by integrating and contributing to contemporary theories of practice. Leading practice theorists and entrepreneurship experts, who are part of the growing Entrepreneurship as Practice (EaP) research community, expertly propose methodologies, theories and empirical insights into the constitution and consequences of entrepreneuring practices.
 
This comprehensive Research Handbook pushes boundaries in scholarship about what entrepreneurship is and what it can become. It is split into four parts covering new foundations, new theoretical advances and methodological advances. Together, with an insightful Foreword by William B. Gartner, chapters examine insights into the nature and consequences of entrepreneurship, its practices and relations, as well as novel research methods for conducting empirical EaP research. Collectively, this Handbook marks a bright future for EaP research.

This insightful Research Handbook will provide an excellent up-to-date introduction to EaP research for entrepreneurship, management and organization scholars as well as scholars new to theories of practice. Practitioners and researchers will also benefit from the wider perspective that this book provides in a novel, exciting and powerful way to fully understand entrepreneurship.
Critical Acclaim
‘This is an important Research Handbook for entrepreneurship because it offers depth and variety on the practice of entrepreneurship. Understanding the practice of entrepreneurship is critical because it provides insights into the nuances of entrepreneurs’ activities, relationships and communications. This book is a wonderful resource for those interested in the “nitty-gritty” of entrepreneurial phenomena.’
– Dean A Shepherd, Notre Dame University, US

‘This Research Handbook will be an essential resource for scholars aiming to use practice theory to take a fresh look at entrepreneurship phenomena and generate novel theorizing. The parts lay out the foundation and theoretical background to this new approach to entrepreneurship, and then provide methodological approaches for conducting research and illustrate the type of phenomena that can be illuminated by a practice approach. A really interesting and thought-provoking Handbook that will take both entrepreneurship and practice theorizing forward.’
– Paula Jarzabkowski, University of London, UK

Contributors
Contributors inlude: Tor Helge Aas, Camilla Eline Andersen, Henrik Berglund, Karl Joachim Breunig, Orla Byrne, Betsy Campbell, Suwen Chen, Boukje Cnossen, Thomas Cyron, Thomas Davis, Dimo Dimov, Tamim Elbasha, Steffen Farny, Miriam Feuls, William B. Gartner, Silvia Gherardi, Vern L. Glaser, Nicole Gross, Lars Hamacher, Richard T. Harrison, Magnus Hellström, Inge Hill, Katja Maria Hydle, Deniz Iren, Anna Jenkins, Bengt Johannisson, Ewald Kibler, Irina Liubertė, Dominik Mösching, Jarrod Ormiston, Theodore R. Schatzki, Hallur Thor Sigurdarson, Chris Steyaert, Bruce T. Teague, Lisa Thomas, Neil Aaron Thompson, Karen Verduijn, Julian Dominik Winter
Contents
Contents:

Foreword ix
William B. Gartner
Introduction to the Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship as Practice 1
Neil Aaron Thompson, Orla Byrne, Anna Jenkins and Bruce T. Teague

PART I NEW FOUNDATIONS
1 Under what conditions is a domain-specific practice theory of
entrepreneurship possible? 21
Silvia Gherardi
2 The determinants of social change, including entrepreneurs 40
Theodore R. Schatzki
3 Paradigmatic foundations of the enactive approach to entrepreneuring
as practice 54
Bengt Johannisson
4 Entrepreneurship as practice and problem 78
Hallur Thor Sigurdarson and Dimo Dimov

PART II NEW THEORETICAL ADVANCES
5 Cautiously creating a future-oriented manifesto for thinking
entrepreneurship as practice 92
Karen Verduijn and Camilla Eline Andersen
6 Strong Structuration Theory: an introduction and potentials 108
Tamim Elbasha and Lisa Thomas
7 Collective intentionality in entrepreneurship-as-practice 127
Steffen Farny and Ewald Kibler
8 Improvisation, routines and the practice of entrepreneurship-as-practice 141
Richard T. Harrison and Suwen Chen
9 The artifacts of entrepreneurial practice 168
Henrik Berglund and Vern L. Glaser

PART III NEW METHODOLOGICAL ADVANCES
10 Using conversation analysis to reveal talk in practice and talk as practice 188
Betsy Campbell
11 Using digital methods for the study of entrepreneurship-as-practice 204
Thomas Cyron
12 The challenges and methods of understanding, contextualizing and
uncovering silent entrepreneurship practices 222
Nicole Gross
13 Entrepreneurship, practice theory and space: methodological principles
and processes for spatial inquiry 235
Thomas Davis
14 Interviewing as social practice 250
Irina Liubertė and Miriam Feuls
15 Capturing entrepreneurial practices’ socio-materiality with
ethnography-based research 266
Inge Hill

PART IV NEW EMPIRICAL ADVANCES
16 Unpacking collective judging practices in entrepreneurial pitching
competitions: a social practice perspective 282
Lars Hamacher, Jarrod Ormiston and Deniz Iren
17 Entrepreneuring practices: interconnected bundles for digital servitization 298
Katja Maria Hydle, Magnus Hellström, Tor Helge Aas and Karl Joachim Breunig
18 ‘You are angels’: understanding the entanglement of family and
enterprise in an early-stage family-run coworking space 314
Boukje Cnossen and Julian Dominik Winter
19 Sustainable entrepreneuring: alternative world making through shifting
associations of practice 328
Dominik Mösching and Chris Steyaert


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