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Entrepreneurship and the Enterprising Self Creating alternatives through entrepreneurship education?
Stockholm University. (Stockholm Business School)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The entrepreneurial logic has spread via an abundance of organisations and various

peoples that embrace the promise of prosperity it indoctrinates. Apart from the

generation of new companies and market places this indoctrination also entails a

flexible invention of enterprising subjectivities. Recently, we have seen a

diversification of the contexts in which enterprising subjectivities are invited to

undergird entrepreneurship. For example in the context of social entrepreneurship

(Dey, 2014) and ecopreneurship (Skoglund, forthcoming). How we are invited to

happily join in and contribute to this entrepreneurship discourse, even as critical

scholars, needs to be seriously considered as the variety of enterprising selves

advances. As researchers teaching in entrepreneurship we believe that it is not enough

to contemplate upon and write papers about, but also find new approaches to,

entrepreneurship studies and teaching thereof.

This paper presents the development and implementation of a critical

entrepreneurship course, “Entrepreneurship and the Enterprising Self” (EES),

designed for master students. The course was developed with the purpose to 1)

deconstruct the basic ontological assumptions that undergird the entrepreneurial logic

and explore the extension and reformulation of these assumptions for various forms of

entrepreneurship, such as social entrepreneurship and ecopreneurship, 2) to analyse

the broadening of enterprising subjectivities that unfold hand in hand with these forms

of entrepreneurship, and 3) to go beyond these forms of entrepreneurship and

subjectivities to touch upon the (im)possibility to collectively construct new worlds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
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Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-257575OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-257575DiVA: diva2:839817
Stream: ”Critical Entrepreneurship Studies”, the 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies, 8-10 July 2015, Leicester (UK)
Available from: 2015-07-06 Created: 2015-07-06 Last updated: 2016-01-18

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