Lessons from Iago: Narrating the event of Entrepreneurship

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    To be able to demonstrate as well as argue for the possibilities of a narrative approach in entrepreneurship studies, this article focuses on some resonance between a story - the ‘Toy Story' of Terry Allen's, the Marvel Mustang story - and a passage from Shakespeare's Othello, with particular focus on the character of Iago. I argue that a narrative approach enables us to learn from the ways of Iago when analysing the ‘Toy Story'. In particular, we learn that we need to broaden the more conventional focus on opportunity recognition/evaluation/exploitation (and the resource based view) to include the time of opportunity creation. The article demonstrates how this can be done and discusses some consequences for entrepreneurship research.
    TidsskriftJournal of Business Venturing
    Udgave nummer5
    Sider (fra-til)712-732
    Antal sider21
    StatusUdgivet - 2007

    Bibliografisk note

    Paper id:: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2006.10.002


    • Corporate entrepreneurship
    • Corporate storytelling
    • Iværksættere
    • udenforområde