Ethics Perspective on Entrepreneurship

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Resumé

Based upon the writings of Arendt, Butler and Bakhtin we propose an ethics of entrepreneurship in which the concepts of precarity, action and answerability to the world are central. We argue that the governing condition of entrepreneurship is precarity, which is described as a situation of insecurity, uncertainty and exposure. This condition is more outspoken for entrepreneurs as they act situations where they—more than other people—have to establish or change relations and alliances in order to persist and establish a sustainable business. Entrepreneurs are the embodied characters of new beginners, which for Arendt were so important for transformation and change. But new beginnings are always fragile and rely on the support from others in order to persist. Hence entrepreneurial ethics cannot simply be a question of the entrepreneur’s relationship to herself but instead how she relates and acts together with others. This also means that entrepreneurial ethics also relies on the space for ethics that others create for entrepreneurs. This play between the entrepreneur and context is important but has largely been overlooked by prevalent approaches to ethics. The entrepreneurial ethics framework we propose is thus useful in two ways. First, we seek to provide some signposts within which we can locate the question of entrepreneurial ethics. Second, we construct an ethics of answerability to the world based on Arendt’s notion of action. Through this move we focus attention on the relations, alliances and networks that entrepreneurs must build up or enter into as the locus of ethics.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
RedaktørerRomeo V. Turcan, Norman M. Fraser
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdato24 aug. 2018
Sider457-477
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-319-91611-8, 978-3-319-91610-1
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 24 aug. 2018
NavnPalgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

Emneord

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Precarity
  • Action
  • Answerability

Citer dette

Bager, A. S., Svane, M. S., & Jørgensen, K. M. (2018). Ethics Perspective on Entrepreneurship. I R. V. Turcan, & N. M. Fraser (red.), The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship (s. 457-477). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91611-8
Bager, Ann Starbæk ; Svane, Marita Susanna ; Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg. / Ethics Perspective on Entrepreneurship. The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. red. / Romeo V. Turcan ; Norman M. Fraser. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. s. 457-477 (Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship).
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Bager, AS, Svane, MS & Jørgensen, KM 2018, Ethics Perspective on Entrepreneurship. i RV Turcan & NM Fraser (red), The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Palgrave Macmillan, Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, s. 457-477. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91611-8

Ethics Perspective on Entrepreneurship. / Bager, Ann Starbæk; Svane, Marita Susanna; Jørgensen, Kenneth Mølbjerg.

The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. red. / Romeo V. Turcan; Norman M. Fraser. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. s. 457-477 (Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship).

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