Pragmatic Turn And Entrepreneurship: Part two

In my previous post, "Pragmatic Turn and Entrepreneurship: Part One," I provided an overview of the recent development of the Pragmatic Turn in the domain of entrepreneurship. In this post, I will discuss some of my thoughts on the current status of the Pragmatic Turn project in entrepreneurship. The pragmatic turn in entrepreneurship has begun with scholarly … Continue reading Pragmatic Turn And Entrepreneurship: Part two

Effectual Self-Organization(Reposted): Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization

In the last few posts, I have been developing the idea of effectuation as a self-organization principle against the idea of expertise acquired by entrepreneurs via experience and deliberate practice. Following are two blog posts in which I have elaborated my thoughts. Why expertise theory of effectuation is flawed?; Here I argue why expertise framing of effectuation … Continue reading Effectual Self-Organization(Reposted): Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization

Constraints, creativity and complexity

The concept of "constraints" is built into the construct of creativity itself . Constraints in a general sense may be taken as restrictive. But in a complexity perspective constraints have a different understanding. Here, it is important to understand constraints are enabling too. They create opportunities for action, thoughts, and creation. Order in human life … Continue reading Constraints, creativity and complexity

ESOLoop: An Entrepreneurship Self-Organization Framework for a Complex, Dynamic and Interconnected world.

Abstract Entrepreneurship is a complex decision domain. It is essential that solutions designed for complex domains like entrepreneurship must consider dynamics of complexity like non-linearity, inter-relatedness, emergent property, etc. Regardless of this, most of the dominant entrepreneurship perspectives still assume that entrepreneurship is the same all over the world. The proposed solutions and methods are … Continue reading ESOLoop: An Entrepreneurship Self-Organization Framework for a Complex, Dynamic and Interconnected world.

A Complex Ecological Worldview Of Entrepreneurship

The right worldview is a necessary precondition for sustainable and effective design. If the world view is reductionist or simplistic, ignoring important unknowns, the design will reflect this weakness. As entrepreneurship is a naturally complex system, it is necessary to study entrepreneurial phenomena by applying the frame of complexity science. Despite this reality, most entrepreneurship … Continue reading A Complex Ecological Worldview Of Entrepreneurship

What should be in a complexity friendly design solution for entrepreneurship

Since entrepreneurship is a complex domain, proposed design solutions must recognize complexity as a core design challenge. It must also consider the disposition and bounded rationality of the decision-making agent in question. I have recently read an article by Herbert A. Simon "Can there be a science of complex systems?" in which he listed 4 … Continue reading What should be in a complexity friendly design solution for entrepreneurship

Why expertise theory of effectuation (and entrepreneurship) is flawed?

This is an updated version of my previous blog post that explored the flaws of effectuation. The series has two more posts which you can read here and here (Effectual Self-Organization: Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization). The empirical evidence for effectuation came from the study of expert entrepreneurs conducted by Saraswathy. She … Continue reading Why expertise theory of effectuation (and entrepreneurship) is flawed?

Possessive individualism in entrepreneurship: A convenient lie

I was watching a Rugby Try and thought about the player who did the Try. The player who did the try may get the credit, but the actual effort was cumulative and the opportunity was emergent. Without the cumulative skills, the synergy of the whole team, and the contingent emergent opportunity the Try would never … Continue reading Possessive individualism in entrepreneurship: A convenient lie

GRE’isation of entrepreneurship

Eric Ries(2011) introduced the concept of Actionable metric and Vanity metric by taking the example of a test preparation company called Grockit. This made me think about the formidable role Lean-startup played in the matricization of entrepreneurship culture. According to Eric Ries, "When cause and effect is clearly understood, people are better able to learn … Continue reading GRE’isation of entrepreneurship

Effectual Self-Organization: Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization

In the last few posts, I have been developing the idea of effectuation as a self-organization principle against the idea of expertise acquired by entrepreneurs via experience and deliberate practice. Following are two blog posts in which I have elaborated my thoughts. Why expertise theory of effectuation is flawed?; Here I argue why expertise framing of effectuation … Continue reading Effectual Self-Organization: Could it be a mindful praxis for self-organization

Self-Organization: Paul Cilliers and Saraswathy

According to Paul Cilliers(1998), "the capacity for self-organisation is a property of complex systems which enables them to develop or change internal structure spontaneously and adoptively in order to cope with, or manipulate, their environment". To him, different systems that share the property of self-organisation will not necessarily exhibit the same range of characteristics. A … Continue reading Self-Organization: Paul Cilliers and Saraswathy

Effectuation as an action theory for complex domains

I think, approaching effectuation as a self-organization theory/logic for complex domains is more appropriate than viewing it as the possession of a so-called expert entrepreneur. ( I have tweeted about this topic earlier) Following are some reasons;  Firstly, Most of the effectuation principles are universal and have corresponding concepts from complexity science(Click Link). This means it … Continue reading Effectuation as an action theory for complex domains

Entrepreneurship models: Excluding others by omission or prescription. 

In complexity and evolution, heterogeneity is an asset. The more the relevant elements of variation present(requisite variety ) in a system, the more resilient and evolvable a system will become. Despite that, most entrepreneurship models are proposed as solutions for the problems of the existing one. It is often pitched as better that the previous one, … Continue reading Entrepreneurship models: Excluding others by omission or prescription.