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See detailThe tacit knowledge of entrepreneurial design: interrelating theory, practice and prescription in entrepreneurship research’
Selden, Paul; Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL

in Journal of Business Venturing Insights (2019), 11

An important challenge facing entrepreneurship researchers is the “three-body” knowledge problem of how to use “theoretical knowledge” to produce “prescriptive knowledge” that communicates the “practical ... [more ▼]

An important challenge facing entrepreneurship researchers is the “three-body” knowledge problem of how to use “theoretical knowledge” to produce “prescriptive knowledge” that communicates the “practical knowledge” of situated practice to students and practitioners of entrepreneurship. We argue that a contribution can be made to solving this problem by theorizing practical knowledge as the “know-how” to do a situated entrepreneurial practice. “Know-how” is a cognitive “capacity to act” that prescribes for a practitioner how to produce a type of outcome in a range of circumstances. This “know-how” can potentially, therefore, be reconstructed theoretically as explicit micro-prescriptive guidelines for third-party practice. To exploit this connection between practical knowledge and prescriptive knowledge, however, we first need to overcome the problem that “know-how” is largely tacit in the moment of real-time forward-looking practice. In other words, the practitioner is not directly aware of their tacit “know-how”, or “tacit knowledge”, at the time of practice. In this article, we explore the contribution design theory can make to empirically eliciting, and conceptually inferring, the real-time “tacit knowledge” of entrepreneurial practice as a precursor to producing micro-prescriptive knowledge. [less ▲]

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See detailA relational conceptualisation of context and the real time emergence of entrepreneurship processes
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; selden, paul

in Welter, Friederike; Gartner, William (Eds.) A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship and Context (2016)

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See detailNavigating the growing field of entrepreneurship inquiry: successionist and relational modes of theory development
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; Selden, Paul

in Fayolle, Alain; Riot, Phillipe (Eds.) Rethinking Entrepreneurship: debating research orientations (2016)

Reflecting the energy and enthusiasm of a growing multi-disciplinary field, entrepreneurship inquiry has generated a profusion of research practices associated with understanding and fostering ... [more ▼]

Reflecting the energy and enthusiasm of a growing multi-disciplinary field, entrepreneurship inquiry has generated a profusion of research practices associated with understanding and fostering entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviours, environments, processes, structures and discourses. The research output that has been generated poses both an opportunity and a challenge. The opportunity concerns the possibility of combining multiple perspectives in new and innovative ways (Pittaway, 2011). The challenge concerns the problem of navigating the navigating the complex landscape of entrepreneurship research output (Murphy, 2011). The problem of field navigation persists because the criteria that has been used to differentiate research output, such as ontological and epistemological positions, explanatory foci, levels of analysis and research methods, are elements in the theory development process, that are neither mutually exclusive nor directly comparable. We propose, therefore, that the challenge of field navigation can be addressed by grouping and comparing entrepreneurship perspectives in terms of modes of theory development. In this article, we discuss how actions, contexts and outcomes are universal units of theory building and that causal relationships between actions, contexts and outcomes are organized temporally in the sense that they are related either successively or contemporaneously. [less ▲]

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See detailA relational conceptualisation of context and the real time emergence of entrepreneurship processes
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; Selden, Paul

in Welter, Friederike; Gartner, Willam. B. (Eds.) Entrepreneurship and Context: a research agenda (2016)

In this chapter we ask the question, 'how should we conceptualise the multiplicity of contexts in the real time emergence of entrepreneurial processes?' We propose that the answer to this question ... [more ▼]

In this chapter we ask the question, 'how should we conceptualise the multiplicity of contexts in the real time emergence of entrepreneurial processes?' We propose that the answer to this question involves developing a relational conception of context. By this we mean how multiple contexts are combined with agency in real-time through the 'structure of time consciousness' (Kortooms, 2012). We argue that this conceptualisation is important for identifying, selecting and integrating contexts in entrepreneurial explanations because it enables the theorization of multiple contexts as specific spatio-temporal dimensions of the explained event. [less ▲]

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See detailHow does context become context: relating multiple contexts in entrepreneurial explanation
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; Selden, Paul

Presentation (2015, August)

The issue of how to ‘theorise context’ remains largely implicit in entrepreneurship research.  This means that although there is an increasing receptiveness to the meaning, role and function of context ... [more ▼]

The issue of how to ‘theorise context’ remains largely implicit in entrepreneurship research.  This means that although there is an increasing receptiveness to the meaning, role and function of context, the search for different ways to make context a theoretical (rather than factual or referential) concept is still underdeveloped. In this article, we identify three dominant conceptions of context in entrepreneurship research and discuss the limitations they engender for theorizing context. These limitations relate to the spatial and/or temporal separation of context and action, and the spatio-temporal conflation of action and context. Next, we offer a first step in theorizing context from the perspective of relational thinking.  From this perspective, we explain how entrepreneurial processes emerge through the circular causality of action-context relationships. This relational conceptualization also enables an evaluation of how multiple contexts are related to the spatio-temporal specificities of actioned events [less ▲]

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See detailThe entrepreneurial journey as an emergent hierarchical system of artifact-creating processes
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; Selden, Paul

in Journal of Business Venturing (2015), 30(4), 603-615

Entrepreneurial ‘process’ perspectives explain the events of an entrepreneurial journey in terms of mechanisms, such as ‘effectual logic’, ‘bricolage’, ‘dynamic creation’, ‘opportunity tension’ and ... [more ▼]

Entrepreneurial ‘process’ perspectives explain the events of an entrepreneurial journey in terms of mechanisms, such as ‘effectual logic’, ‘bricolage’, ‘dynamic creation’, ‘opportunity tension’ and ‘enactment’. Process theorists, however, have not as yet developed an analytical framework that explains an entrepreneurial event in relation to the entrepreneurial journey as the unit of analysis. Building on Sarasvathy’s (2003 and 2008) and Venkataraman et al’s (2012) conception of entrepreneurship as a science of the artificial (Simon, 1996), we explain how this research gap can be addressed by conceptualizing the entrepreneurial journey as an emergent hierarchical system of entrepreneurial artifact-creating processes. From this perspective, entrepreneurial events can be explained in relation to the endogenous dynamics of prior patterns of artifact emergence. We discuss some research implications of focusing on artifact emergence as the unit of analysis in process theory development. [less ▲]

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See detailThe promise of relational modes of inquiry for entrepreneurship research
Fletcher, Denise Elaine UL; Selden, Paul

Scientific Conference (2013, March)

In this presentation, we review some of the diverse analytical strategies used to advance relational thinking in studies of management, organization and entrepreneurship. As well as reviewing the ... [more ▼]

In this presentation, we review some of the diverse analytical strategies used to advance relational thinking in studies of management, organization and entrepreneurship. As well as reviewing the different research problems that various relational perspectives address, consideration is given to whether it is possible to distinguish some defining characteristics of relational thinking. Furthermore, the presentation examines whether relational thinking can be extended more fully into entrepreneurship inquiry to provide a stronger theoretical foundation for understanding action-contexts than is currently offered by perspectives privileging opportunity development, action-interaction, artificial science or effectuation. [less ▲]

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