The Matter of Entrepreneurial Learning: A Literature Review.

Erdelyi, P., 2010. The Matter of Entrepreneurial Learning: A Literature Review. In: International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC) 2010, 3-6 June 2010, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.

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Abstract

This paper is a comprehensive review of the entrepreneurial learning literature and its engagement with the material aspects of entrepreneurship, as part of the “material turn” in the social sciences. Drawing on actor-network theory, we construct a classificatory scheme and an evaluative matrix to find that this field is dominated by an anthropocentric bias and cognitivist approaches which largely ignore issues of materiality in entrepreneurship. However we also identify some heterogeneous network-based conceptualisations of entrepreneurial learning which could provide the foundations for more materially aware approaches. We conclude by calling for a material turn in entrepreneurial learning and outline some possible avenues for it.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Technology > Business, Management and Marketing
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Commerce
Group:Business School
ID Code:15080
Deposited By:Mr Peter Erdélyi
Deposited On:08 Jun 2010 20:10
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:31

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