Institutionalization of the field of entrepreneurship’
|Starts:||13:00 7 Sep 2015|
|Ends:||14:00 7 Sep 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||1-2pm (coffee from 12.30pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The scholarship of entrepreneurship has been a rather successful enterprise, in terms of numbers of faculty, chaired professorships, students, courses, University community and national interest (Katz, 2003). The most recent evidence of the growing esteem for the ‘heroic’ value of entrepreneurship can be seen in the increasing popularity and diffusion of the “Shark Tank”, “Dragon’s Den”, or “Tiger Money”, reality shows that now take place in over 22 countries (including Israel, Finland, USA, Canada, Japan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia). In fact, these entertainment shows have already been the subject of two major journal articles in the field (Maxwell, Jeffrey & Lévesque, 2011; Maxwell and Lévesque, 2011). Business plan competitions and public business idea competitions are increasingly normative world-wide. In and of themselves, the growing popularity of entrepreneurship for public consumption demonstrates the considerable growth of the field’s world-wide institutionalization. The research and teaching of entrepreneurship, irrespective of its outcomes, is an increasingly well entrenched social norm in wealthy as well as emergent economies. As a result, it had taken on its own ‘myths and ceremonies’ (Meyer and Rowan, 1977). In this talk, I will discuss some of the implications and consequences of this isomorphism.
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Role: Teresca Cacioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership
Organisation: McMaster Unievrsity, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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