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.
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||The 5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organizational Studies. LAEMOS 2014 - Havanna, Cuba|
Duration: 2 Apr 2014 → 5 Apr 2014
Conference number: 5
|Conference||The 5th Latin American and European Meeting on Organizational Studies. LAEMOS 2014|
|Period||02/04/2014 → 05/04/2014|