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The Other Entrepreneur - Alternative approaches to economics, culture and how to do business

Fischer, Josefine LU (2010) SSTN20 20091
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Abstract
Empirically the thesis is based on a qualitative inquiry of five companies in the cultural sector. They have all been chosen because of their alternative ways of thinking in relation to the purpose of economic activities. They represent a social criticism not usually associated with entrepreneurship, they are not growth-oriented, they work in both the cultural- and the market sphere and they operate through networks. The purpose is to give an examination of their values and ideologies and how these affect their businesses. Theoretically the thesis provides a context in which the entrepreneurs can be interpreted. They do not fit with the neo-classical approach to economics but can rather be seen as a sign that the economic system is... (More)
Empirically the thesis is based on a qualitative inquiry of five companies in the cultural sector. They have all been chosen because of their alternative ways of thinking in relation to the purpose of economic activities. They represent a social criticism not usually associated with entrepreneurship, they are not growth-oriented, they work in both the cultural- and the market sphere and they operate through networks. The purpose is to give an examination of their values and ideologies and how these affect their businesses. Theoretically the thesis provides a context in which the entrepreneurs can be interpreted. They do not fit with the neo-classical approach to economics but can rather be seen as a sign that the economic system is undergoing profound changes. This is evident in their ecological values and their way to combine cultural work with traditional business which challenges the current growth economy. (Less)
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author
Fischer, Josefine LU
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SSTN20 20091
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
value-based entrepreneurship, social criticism, culture, ideology
language
English
id
1612364
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2010-06-07 09:18:55
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2010-06-07 09:18:55
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  abstract     = {Empirically the thesis is based on a qualitative inquiry of five companies in the cultural sector. They have all been chosen because of their alternative ways of thinking in relation to the purpose of economic activities. They represent a social criticism not usually associated with entrepreneurship, they are not growth-oriented, they work in both the cultural- and the market sphere and they operate through networks. The purpose is to give an examination of their values and ideologies and how these affect their businesses. Theoretically the thesis provides a context in which the entrepreneurs can be interpreted. They do not fit with the neo-classical approach to economics but can rather be seen as a sign that the economic system is undergoing profound changes. This is evident in their ecological values and their way to combine cultural work with traditional business which challenges the current growth economy.},
  author       = {Fischer, Josefine},
  keyword      = {value-based entrepreneurship,social criticism,culture,ideology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Other Entrepreneur - Alternative approaches to economics, culture and how to do business},
  year         = {2010},
}