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Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Power: An Ethnographic Study of a Creative Space

Paul Finn, Cynthia Hardy, Robin Canniford

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2018

Abstract

Entrepreneurial thinking and behavior in organizations are increasingly being encouraged as a creative response to competitive work environments. This has led some researchers to regard entrepreneurship as a way of creating ‘newness’ by opening up a relational space that brings spaces, objects and bodies together. However, questions remain regarding how interrelations among spaces of objects and bodies produce creativity, as well as the role that power relations play in incorporating this creativity into entrepreneurial projects in ways that benefit the organization. Our research attempts to answer these questions through an ethnographic study of an organization that combines art and science..

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