A Fourth Movements in Entrepreneurship Book
Edited by Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert
Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert We, the minoritarians! We are about to conclude an initiative that we have named Movements in Entrepreneurship. We have gradually come to relate to this movement as a political and aesthetic event in itself. Perhaps it is best described as a disruption in the development of the discipline of entrepreneurship studies. As we once wrote, in the ﬁrst book in 2003 (Steyaert and Hjorth, 2003a), there was a crucial timing to the imagination of what a new movement could do for the ﬁeld of entrepreneurship. We sensed that during the 1990s – the great gold rush decade of entrepreneurship studies – there was, as an outcome, already a preoccupation with the disciplinary measures to be taken in order to establish and ground entrepreneurship as a discipline proper in the business school. We sensed that entrepreneurship was about to lose its spirit, its movement, its air, multiple groundings, and ﬁre. So we set out on the voyage, as no learning can avoid (Serres, 2000). The book series, to the extent that it is becoming an event, should perhaps be described as a transformative insinuation, a tactical move, trying to make use of the dominant strategy of the ﬁeld at the time: to locate its boundaries, deﬁne its concepts, appropriate a place in the world of business schools. The book series was thought of as one contribution to remedy this tendency to strategize a place, by trying to argue for keeping the adolescence of entrepreneurship, for staying with...
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