The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship

The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship

A Fourth Movements in Entrepreneurship Book

Edited by Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert

This fourth book in the New Movements in Entrepreneurship series focuses on the politics and aesthetics of entrepreneurial processes, in order to shed light on entrepreneurial creation itself.

Chapter 13: Moving Entrepreneurship: An Incipiency

Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, organisation studies


* Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert *Incipiency: the state or fact of being incipient incipient: beginning to come into being. (Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition) THE SERIAL This book is the fourth in a series of four, metaphorically thematized by the four elements – water: New Movements in Entrepreneurship (Steyaert and Hjorth, 2003a); air: Narrative and Discursive Approaches in Entrepreneurship (Hjorth and Steyaert, 2004); earth: Entrepreneurship as Social Change (Steyaert and Hjorth, 2006); and, this book, fire: The Politics and Aesthetics of Entrepreneurship. The series has had the broad ambition to move the field of entrepreneurship through the topics of the books as they emerged in or were invented during the various conversations we set up over the years in Sweden and Iceland (which is where the four bookworkshops took place). While each book sets its own focus, these four books are connected as a series since they all attempt to exemplify a processual ontology of entrepreneurship and have us think movement, to place attention to societal movements and to how entrepreneurship moves people, and, finally, to position entrepreneurship beyond its narrow business location by connecting social and discursive, political and aesthetic forces. We have wanted writers as well as readers to become affected in order to affect how entrepreneurship is studied and practised. That is, this has become a passion of entrepreneurship studies. We have, if you like, attempted to multiply entrepreneurship so as to increase the productivity of its becoming-other. The result is movement from the power...

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