On how Organization Happens: Entrepreneuring as Organisation-Creation

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This paper aims at making a contribution to the study of how organization happens by focusing on the entrepreneurship-creativity relationship. I do this by developing a processual conceptualisation of a form of entrepreneurial creativity called entrepreneuring, defined as organisation-creation. Such a processual conceptualisation of entrepreneuring will answer to a long-standing call in entrepreneurship research for an enhanced capacity to study organisation-in-creation (Katz and Gartner, 1988). I believe recent advances in process thinking, in organisation studies have provided us, finally, with such ‘changes in our perceptions and methodologies,’ (Ibid., p. 437) meaning we have now a capacity to step up to this challenge. This, I hope, will also be a contribution to how we can rethink organization processually by placing entreprenuring more at the centre.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014: Reimagining, Rethinking, Reshaping: Organizational Scholarship in Unsettled Times - Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Jul 20145 Jul 2014
Conference number: 30


ConferenceThe 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014
LocationRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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Hjorth, D. (2014). On how Organization Happens: Entrepreneuring as Organisation-Creation. Paper presented at The 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands.