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Le travail entrepreneurial, ou l'entrepreneur schumpetérien performé

Giraudeau, Martin (2007) Le travail entrepreneurial, ou l'entrepreneur schumpetérien performé. Sociologie du Travail, 49 (3). pp. 330-350. ISSN 0038-0296

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.soctra.2007.06.025


Creating a firm requires the completion of specific tasks of gathering, and combining of the resources needed for production and sales. The head of the project does not do all this alone; he receives help from advisers, experts and managerial tools. This study of the collective entrepreneurial work accomplished by jobless persons who set up a business casts doubt on the Schumpeterian assumption of a visionary entrepreneur, who, all alone, creatively designs a “new combination” of resources. Although a new firm does not spontaneously spring out of an individual's intuition, the framework wherein it gradually takes shape tends to make it a novel combination that is coherent in terms of production, sales and accounting. In this framework, full responsibility can be attributed to the project head. The entrepreneur is not, therefore, Schumpeterian; he becomes so.

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Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier Masson SAS
Divisions: Accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 14:22
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 22:27

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