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Entrepreneurship as Organizing

Entrepreneurship as Organizing

Selected Papers of William B. Gartner

William B. Gartner

This book draws together William B. Gartner’s key contributions to entrepreneurship research over the past 25 years. An original introduction by the author offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of his work as it pertains to the development of entrepreneurship as a scholarly field, and the articles demonstrate the many ways in which his research has explored entrepreneurship in relation to individuals, firms, environments, and processes.

Chapter 9: Acting As If: Differentiating Entrepreneurial From Organizational Behavior

William B. Gartner, Barbara J. Bird and Jennifer A. Starr

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship


This paper suggests that entrepreneurship is the process of "emergence." An organizational behavior perspective on entrepreneurship would focus on the process of organizational emergence.

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