Even though the study of innovation and entrepreneurship is a diverse, multi-disciplinary endeavour, the role of culture is often neglected or under-emphasized. Building on the cultural turn that has swept across the social sciences and humanities over the past couple of decades, Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides cutting-edge theoretical and empirical insights about how culture shapes innovation and entrepreneurship. It features novel contributions that enhance our understanding about a variety of important theoretical issues related to symbolic management, framing, legitimacy, optimal distinctiveness, institutional logics and the dynamics of cultural entrepreneurship in and across organizations.
This book also addresses a diverse range of topics such as the design of craft goods, the creation of the Guggenheim museum, entrepreneurial ecosystems, open innovation, crowdfunding, the mafia and grand challenges. The chapters in this volume will be of interest to a diverse array of scholars, from those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation to cultural studies, contemporary social theory, organization studies and management. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Innovation: Organization and Management.
1. Culture, innovation and entrepreneurship 2. Entrepreneurship by design: the construction of meanings and markets for cultural craft goods 3. Taking Sigmund Freud to the Guggenheim: the religio-erotic production of Frank Lloyd Wright 4. Who is more likely to walk the talk? The symbolic management of entrepreneurial intentions by gender and work status 5. Framing innovation practices in interstitial issue fields: open innovation in the NYC administration 6. When the petting zoo spawns into monsters: open dialogue and a venture’s legitimacy quest in crowdfunding 7. Generative imitation, strategic distancing and optimal distinctiveness during the growth, decline and stabilization of Silicon Alley 8. A double-edged sword: cultural entrepreneurship and the mobilisation of morally tainted cultural resources 9. Venturing into the cultural future: research opportunities at the nexus of institutions, innovation and impact