Introduction to Special Topic Forum: Entrepreneuring as Emancipation

by Violina Rindova
Academy of Management Review ()
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Abstract

We define “entrepreneuring” as efforts to bring about new economic, social, institutional, and cultural environments through the actions of an individual or group of individuals. Thus, we view entrepreneuring as an emancipatory process with broad change potential. This view foregrounds three aspects of entrepreneuring that merit closer attention in future research—seeking autonomy, authoring, and making declarations. We highlight the novel directions for entrepreneurship research suggested by our emancipatory perspective and relate it to the special topic forum articles.

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