The evolution of entrepreneurial learning
Breslin, D and Jones, CD (2012) The evolution of entrepreneurial learning. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 20 (3). pp. 294-308. ISSN 1934-8835
|PDF - Full text restricted - Requires a PDF viewer|
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/19348831211243811
The purpose of this paper is to present an evolutionary perspective on entrepreneurial learning, whilst also accounting for fundamental ecological processes, by focusing on the development of key recurring knowledge components within nascent and growing small businesses.
The paper relates key developments within the organizational evolution literature to research on entrepreneurial learning, with arguments presented in favour of adopting a multi-level co-evolutionary perspective that captures and explains hidden ecological processes, such as niche-construction.
It is argued in the paper that such a multi-level focus on key recurring knowledge components can shed new light on the process of entrepreneurial learning and lead to the cross-fertilization of ideas across different domains of study, by offering researchers the opportunity to use the framework of variation-selection-retention to develop a multi-level representation of organizational and entrepreneurial learning.
Entrepreneurial learning viewed in this way, as a multi-level struggle for survival amongst competing knowledge components, can provide entrepreneurs with a set of evolutionary heuristics as they re-interpret their understanding of the evolution of their business.
|Additional Information:||Copyright 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Deposited By:||Dr M Trochatos|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2012 15:16|
|Last Modified:||09 Oct 2012 15:16|
|ePrint Statistics:||View statistics for this ePrint|
Repository Staff Only: item control page