Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Ethics: Understanding Ai Weiwei as an Entrepreneurial Parrhesiastes

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In the wake of calls for enterprise-led recovery amid Western economies, we critically investigate the enterprise discourse. Specifically, we challenge the association of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity. Using Foucault’s concept of parrrhesia - an ethical condition of brave speech - we argue that for many entrepreneurs the expressive creation of new organizational forms is itself sufficient as a rationalising logic, without association to the trappings of enterprise such as brand, profit or venture growth. We illustrate our argument using the case of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider30
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedThe 5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organizational Studies. LAEMOS 2014 - Havanna, Cuba
Varighed: 2 apr. 20145 apr. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 5
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KonferenceThe 5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organizational Studies. LAEMOS 2014
Nummer5
LandCuba
ByHavanna
Periode02/04/201405/04/2014
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Hjorth, D., & Holt, R. (2014). Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Ethics: Understanding Ai Weiwei as an Entrepreneurial Parrhesiastes. Paper præsenteret på The 5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organizational Studies. LAEMOS 2014, Havanna, Cuba.