Fuller, T., Warren, L. and Welter, F.
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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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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