Chapter 2: Entrepreneurship as an academic subject
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This chapter focuses on entrepreneurship as an academic subject. It discusses the challenge of defining its boundaries and revisits the familiar debate on whether entrepreneurship is just a phenomenon to be explained by other knowledge domains or is its own distinct domain. To the extent that an action becomes ‘entrepreneurial’ when it is oriented towards changing the world in a particular way, the ‘cockpit’ for such change has an irreducible first-person ontology. At the same time, the action is inherently social as it affects and is affected by others.