Reinventing Entrepreneurial History

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Abstrakt

Research on entrepreneurship remains fragmented in business history. A lack of conceptual clarity inhibits comparisons between studies and dialogue among scholars. To address these issues, we propose to reinvent entrepreneurial history as a research field. We define “new entrepreneurial history” as the study of the creative processes that propel economic change. Rather than putting actors, hierarchies, or institutions at the center of the analysis, we focus explicitly on three distinct entrepreneurial processes as primary objects of study: envisioning and valuing opportunities, allocating and reconfiguring resources, and legitimizing novelty. The article elaborates on the historiography, premises, and potential contributions of new entrepreneurial history.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBusiness History Review
Vol/bind91
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)767-799
Antal sider33
ISSN0007-6805
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2017

Emneord

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial processes
  • History
  • Theory
  • Temporality
  • Uncertainty
  • Agency
  • Opportunity
  • Resources
  • Legitimation

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