Entrepreneurship as Organizing
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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.
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Chapter 21: A New Path to the Waterfall: A Narrative on a Use of Entrepreneurial Narrative

Selected Papers of William B. Gartner

William B. Gartner


The limitations of the paradigmatic mode of thought as an approach for describing and understanding the nature of entrepreneurial intentions and actions and their interrelationships with circumstance is explored by showing how the author’s previous empirical scholarship often fails to offer insights into the intention/action/cicumstance condition (IACC) in entrepreneurship. As a way to understand and describe the IACC in entrepreneurship, the rubric 'narrative' is offered as a 'solution.' The author suggests a particular narrative gambit (the 'new path') for studying entrepreneurship.

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