The embeddedness of routines in the formation of small biotechnology firms

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The embeddedness of routines in the formation of small biotechnology firms

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dc.contributor.author Houman Andersen, Poul en_US
dc.contributor.author Norus, Jesper en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:24Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:24Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6717
dc.description.abstract There is a continuing focus on the conditions for and processes of establishing new businesses and the role played by the external resource context in doing so. Using sociological concepts such as network bricolage and structuration some studies point to the supporting role as well as the restraining role of networks in this process. However, most research focuses on the innovative role of entrepreneurs in linking together dispersed resources in forming a concerted business enterprise. Far less focus has been on the de facto quality of these resources in forming the entrepreneurial role. Rather, the image of the Knightian or Kriznian entreprenur is left unchallenged, even in the "new" literature on entrepreneurship. However, if the concept of network bricolage or structuration as contexts institutionalising specific practices and sorting away others is taken seriously, the preexistence of patterned work practices shared among business actors, and how the ability to utilise these patterned practices in generating new business ideas affects the business start up process becomes important. Entrepreneurial processes may not only be influenced but also internally constituted by the wider environment. One may therefore question whether the impetus for starting up a new business vests entirely with the entrepreneur or what role the context plays in patterning the work of the entrepreneur with respect to firm creation. As pointed out by Gartner (1988) asking "who is the entrepreneur?" is the wrong question. For that purpose, we believe that the context of the entrepreneur, networks and embedded routines, provides an opportunity to understand how the context contributes in shaping the entrepreneurial act. en_US
dc.format.extent 27 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2003-10 en_US
dc.subject.other bioteknologi en_US
dc.subject.other biotekindustri en_US
dc.subject.other iværksættere en_US
dc.subject.other virksomhedens etablering en_US
dc.subject.other netværksorganisation en_US
dc.title The embeddedness of routines in the formation of small biotechnology firms en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt04jan23 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS
dc.idnumber x645152152 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US


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