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Practices, paradox and process in the performance of an entrepreneurial identity

Practices, paradox and process in the performance of an entrepreneurial identity
Practices, paradox and process in the performance of an entrepreneurial identity
This paper explores how entrepreneurial identity becomes manifest as a power relation to confront, challenge and bring about institutional change in the establishment. In this way the reflexive constitution of an entrepreneurial identity can enable significant purchase in challenging and reconstituting institutional forms through the dialectic interplays of entrepreneurial agency and bureaucratic structure. The paper illustrates our argument through exploring the enterprising practices of Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, during his battles with the European Union about subsidies at Charleroi airport. The paper aims to add to our understanding of how the nexus of discourses of enterprise and narratives of identity enables and empowers entrepreneurial actors to bring about change and discontinuity; effectively “creative destruction” by entrepreneurially couched challenges to institutional forms and established elites
entrepreneurship, identity
Warren, L.
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Anderson, A.R.
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Warren, L.
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Anderson, A.R.
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Warren, L. and Anderson, A.R. (1970) Practices, paradox and process in the performance of an entrepreneurial identity. European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) 2006. 06 - 08 Jul 2006.

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Abstract

This paper explores how entrepreneurial identity becomes manifest as a power relation to confront, challenge and bring about institutional change in the establishment. In this way the reflexive constitution of an entrepreneurial identity can enable significant purchase in challenging and reconstituting institutional forms through the dialectic interplays of entrepreneurial agency and bureaucratic structure. The paper illustrates our argument through exploring the enterprising practices of Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, during his battles with the European Union about subsidies at Charleroi airport. The paper aims to add to our understanding of how the nexus of discourses of enterprise and narratives of identity enables and empowers entrepreneurial actors to bring about change and discontinuity; effectively “creative destruction” by entrepreneurially couched challenges to institutional forms and established elites

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Published date: 1 January 1970
Venue - Dates: European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) 2006, 2006-07-06 - 2006-07-08
Keywords: entrepreneurship, identity

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Local EPrints ID: 69596
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69596
PURE UUID: f8e9cbbd-27ec-4961-8c78-59b269bca0df

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Date deposited: 19 Nov 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:11

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