Based on fictional and non-fictional accounts, this chapter offers a narrative study of entrepreneurship in which the transgressive force of what Joseph Schumpeter calls ‘creative destruction’ is traced through the production of luxury objects emerging from the Meissen porcelain works. It is a narrative in which luxury and entrepreneurship are brought together, somewhat uneasily, under the forces of obsession, addiction, expertise, collecting, the affective power of things and civility.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Luxury Business|
|Editors||Pierre-Yves Donzé, Véronique Pouillard, Joanne Roberts|
|Number of pages||18|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Series||Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management|
Published online: August 2021.
- New materialism
- Affect theory