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An emergence perspective on entrepreneurship: processes, structure and methodology

Fuller, T., Warren, L. and Welter, F. (2008) An emergence perspective on entrepreneurship: processes, structure and methodology , Southampton, UK University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Systems, CORMSIS-08-02).

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Abstract

This paper explores entrepreneurship from the perspective of emergence, drawing on literature in complexity theory, social theory and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is conceptualised as the production of emergence, or emergent properties, via a simple model of intial conditions, processes of emergence that produces emergent properties at multiple levels (new phenomena such as products, services, firms, networks, patterns of behaviour, identities). Conceptualisation through emergence thus embraces actors, context, processes and (structural) outcomes. This paper builds on previous work that theorises the relationship between entrepreneurship and social change. We extend that work by considering the new methodological implications of relating processes of entrepreneurship to the emergence of new phenomena.

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Published date: February 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 51699
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/51699
PURE UUID: 57f96840-3da7-4cc8-baa9-16fbad9bb9a5

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Date deposited: 21 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:48

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Author: T. Fuller
Author: L. Warren
Author: F. Welter

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