'Becoming other' : entrepreneuring as subversive organising

Kauppinen, Antti and Daskalaki, Maria (2015) 'Becoming other' : entrepreneuring as subversive organising. Ephemera, 15(3), pp. 601-620. ISSN (print) 2052-1499

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Abstract

This paper discusses entrepreneurship as a process of subversive organising, a journey towards becoming Other. Examining the field of stand-up comedy in Finland, we argue that the desire to become an entrepreneur is not only an individual quest, but also a social, subversive desire to resist fixed, institutionally bounded professional identities. Subversive desire, performed through de/professionalisation and de/institutionalisation, constitutes entrepreneuring as a social practice of creation: a nonlinear quest towards difference, discontinuity and intuitive futures yet to come. Subversive practice, in this respect, promotes and sustains, rather than resolves, the inherent tensions of entrepreneuring.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Has ISBN: 9781906948283
Research Area: Business and management studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017)
Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017) > Kingston Business School (Department of Management) (from August 2013)
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 13:20
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 16:12
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/31636

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