A Fourth Movements in Entrepreneurship Book
Edited by Daniel Hjorth and Chris Steyaert
* 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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