Entrepreneurship rediscovered (in Agambenesque contemplation): inoperable, bare, and glorious?

Hjorth, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-3798-2584 and Painter-Morland, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-7846-7220, 2016. Entrepreneurship rediscovered (in Agambenesque contemplation): inoperable, bare, and glorious? In: 11th Organization Studies (OS) Summer Workshop, Mykonos, Greece, 19-21 May 2016.

PubSub7893_Hjorth.pdf - Pre-print

Download (807kB) | Preview


In this paper, we perform a genealogical analysis of the emergence of managerial entrepreneurship by drawing on Agamben's analysis of the theological imaginaries that underpin our understanding of agency within a broader political economy. We believe a selective reception of certain dimensions of the divine household have led to a covering over of equally valuable imaginaries, which could offer another conceptualization of the 'entrepreneurial'. We therefore have to perform two tasks. Firstly, to strip the entrepreneurial of its managerial garb, by highlighting the way in which the managerial apparatus have appropriated entrepreneurship. Secondly, we have to explore what the denuded entrepreneurial may look like, and how it operates. We end the paper by exploring the dynamics of this entrepreneurial becoming and its implications for Organization Studies.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Alternative Title: Theological imaginaries of the entrepreneurial: an Agambenesque challenge to managerial entrepreneurship
Creators: Hjorth, D. and Painter-Morland, M.
Date: May 2016
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Feb 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 09:22
Related URLs:
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30165

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View


Views per month over past year


Downloads per month over past year