Entrepreneurship as Organizing
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Entrepreneurship as Organizing Selected Papers of William B. Gartner

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.
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Chapter 18: Entrepreneurial Narrative and a Science of the Imagination

William B. Gartner


This article is an introduction to a special issue on entrepreneurial narrative that provides theoretical and empirical links between scholarship in narrative and entrepreneurship as well as demonstrates how theories and methods in narrative may be applied to the study entrepreneurship as a phenomenon. A conjecture that narrative perspectives might lead to a "science of the imagination" is offered.

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