1 The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU2 SDU Design, The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU3 Mechatronics Group, The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU4 University of Southern Denmark5 SDU Design, The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU6 The Mads Clausen Institute, Faculty of Engineering, SDU
This paper aims to explore how entrepreneurs work with innovation; to explore and develop attention points in understanding entrepreneurship as social processes of interaction between people. Through interviews and engagement with entrepreneurs and key stakeholders, their actual social practices and the influence on the progress as innovators are explored. It is focused on a new local activity in a Danish town, named the I-factory which has within a year gathered almost 40 entrepreneurs. As a part of the interaction, there were created activities to encourage even more collaboration. We see entrepreneurship as socially constructed through local interactions between players and identify key themes in these interactions within the organisation, such as leadership, becoming part of the initiative and trust/mistrust. By doing so, this paper contributes to an understanding of entrepreneurship as social interaction as well as creates attention points for further research.
Proceedings of the Continuous Innovation Conference 2014, 2013, p. 484-499
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