Time narratives in international entrepreneurship

Middleton, S., Liesch, P. W. and Steen, J. (2009). Time narratives in international entrepreneurship. In: Fisher, G. and Rose, E. L., Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2009. The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis, Brisbane, Australia, (1-33). 16-18 April, 2009.

Author Middleton, S.
Liesch, P. W.
Steen, J.
Title of paper Time narratives in international entrepreneurship
Conference name The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 16-18 April, 2009
Convener UQ Business School
Proceedings title Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2009
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher ANZIBA
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-0-646-52359-0
Editor Fisher, G.
Rose, E. L.
Start page 1
End page 33
Total pages 33
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Our study of 16 entrepreneurial narratives of internationalising firms uses qualitative coding to identify six broad constructions of time. As Gartner (2007) acknowledges, stories are told for particular purposes, and studies have shown that creating and maintaining shared time-frames represents a key role for the entrepreneur in driving growth of the firm (Fischer, Reuber, Hababou, Johnson, & Lee, 1997). Use of the qualitative software program Leximancer demonstrates narrative trajectories in which entrepreneurs in smaller firms associate time with myriad activities while the concept is stable and relatively independent in larger firms. In conclusion we ask: if entrepreneurship is about creating differences, then why do entrepreneurial narratives seemingly converge towards a mean?
Subjects E1
150310 Organisation and Management Theory
910402 Management
Keyword time
concept mapping
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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