Entrepreneurship: Elixir of Life or Mutagen
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The establishment of entrepreneurship as a research discipline has brought research traditions and assumptions that carry the risk of screening out important aspects of the phenomena involved. This paper contrasts the describing and perceiving of entrepreneurship using an elixir metaphor with a metaphor of entrepreneurship as a mutagen. The elixir metaphor can present it as a panacea, a revitaliser, a sweet medium for bitter medicine, or a substance transmuting base metals into gold. The mutagen metaphor implies that entrepreneurship induces changes in the basic scripts of organisations and that entrepreneurial action can reasonably be modelled ex ante as stochastic.
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National CategoryBusiness Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20717DiVA: diva2:235776
20th Biannual NFF Conference “Business as Usual”, August 19-21, Turku/Åbo, Finland