The Enactive Approach
Chapter 5: The practice of entrepreneuring – lessons from the field
The proposed action rationale for entrepreneuring includes the following formative dispositions: 1) considering change and experimenting as a natural state; 2) experiencing the personal network as a bodily extension; 3) recognizing venturing as a collaborative undertaking; 4) rationalizing and imputing agency to one’s own actions over random events; 5) safeguarding room for manoeuvring; and 6) regarding institutions as competitors, indifference as an enemy and resistance as an energizer. These dispositions encapsulate the entrepreneur’s personal relations, which provide the warp of the entrepreneurial career imagined as a rag-rug. Its weft is constituted by the resources (rags) that feed situated practices. In the venturing process these appear as prosaic everyday activities as much as they appear as dramatic events. The overall weaving process as a metaphor for the practice of entrepreneuring is guided by the duality of conscientiousness and grit, where as much attention is paid to details as to the crafting of an entrepreneurial career and identity.
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