ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS SOCIAL INTERACTION

Henry Larsen, Patricia Lima, Bente Olsen, Ina Teneva

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Abstract

This paper aims to explore how entrepreneurs work with innovation; to explore and develop attention points in understanding entrepreneurship as social processes of interaction between people. Through interviews and engagement with entrepreneurs and key stakeholders, their actual social practices and the influence on the progress as innovators are explored. It is focused on a new local activity in a Danish town, named the I-factory which has within a year gathered almost 40 entrepreneurs. As a part of the interaction, there were created activities to encourage even more collaboration. We see entrepreneurship as socially constructed through local interactions between players and identify key themes in these interactions within the organisation, such as leadership, becoming part of the initiative and trust/mistrust. By doing so, this paper contributes to an understanding of entrepreneurship as social interaction as well as creates attention points for further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Continuous Innovation Conference 2014
Number of pages15
PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
Publication date15. Sep 2013
Pages484-499
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-77360-16-3
Publication statusPublished - 15. Sep 2013
EventThe 14th International CINet Conference - Nijmegen, Netherlands, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Duration: 8. Sep 201311. Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceThe 14th International CINet Conference
LocationNijmegen, Netherlands
CountryNetherlands
CityNijmegen
Period08/09/201311/09/2013

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Larsen, H., Lima, P., Olsen, B., & Teneva, I. (2013). ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS SOCIAL INTERACTION. In Proceedings of the Continuous Innovation Conference 2014 (pp. 484-499). Continuous Innovation Network.