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Against Entrepreneurship

A Critical Examination

Editors: Örtenblad, Anders (Ed.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive, critical critique of the concept of entrepreneurship from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • A counterbalance to the prevailing pro-entrepreneurship narrative
  • Provides various perspectives against entrepreneurship such as lexical semantics, Marxism, philosophy of science and psychology
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About this book

This book explores whether there is reason to be against entrepreneurship. Just like literature on the darker sides of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, the book is an answer to the one-sided, overly positive and uncritical image of entrepreneurship. The “twist” in this book, in comparison with literature on dark sides of entrepreneurship, is to explore being against entrepreneurship. From various perspectives such as lexical semantics, Marxism, philosophy of science and psychology, the contributors contemplate on why there may be reason to be against entrepreneurship discourse as well as entrepreneurship practice. Some chapters are based on first-hand empirical data, others are conceptual. The main overall conclusion is that there are some strong arguments for being against entrepreneurship discourse, as well as for being against certain aspects of entrepreneurship practice. Before it is reasonable to be against entrepreneurship practice in total, a convincing and practicable alternative needs to be developed. This book will be valuable reading for entrepreneurship scholars, as well as academics working in the fields of business ethics, (critical) management, and international business.


About the authors

Anders Örtenblad is Professor of Work Life Science at the University of Agder, Norway. He has edited books for, e.g., Edward Elgar Publishing, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Sage. He is the founder of the book series Palgrave Debates in Business and Management.    

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Against Entrepreneurship
Book Subtitle
A Critical Examination
Editors
  • Anders Örtenblad
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47937-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47937-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47936-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 286
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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