1st Edition

Organizational Constitution in Entrepreneurship Movable Type

By Ryan S. Bisel, Deanna L. Bisel Copyright 2023
    144 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents the seven entrepreneurial activities (SEA) model of new organizational constitution, a prescriptive extension of the four flows model tradition of communicative constitution of organizations (CCO) theory.

    Organizational Constitution in Entrepreneurship explains the SEA model in detail, illustrating it with autobiographical accounts from Deanna Bisel’s years of experience as an entrepreneur. The volume explores how entrepreneurial efforts to create and maintain organizations involve interrelated activities. In doing so, it offers a vision of new organizational creation and maintenance as (a) communicative and material, (b) initiated by value propositions, (c) difficult to achieve, (d) having periods of partiality, (e) being the result of constitutive leadership distributed among members, and (f) dependent upon constitutive momentum generated in organizational learning.

    This unique volume will be a key reference for students and scholars of organizational communication, management, business studies, entrepreneurship, and communication studies.

    Acknowledgements;  1. CCO Theory, the Four Flows Model, and New Organization;  2. The SEA Model of New Organizational Constitution;  3. Exploring-Realizing Entrepreneurial Activities of New Organizational Constitution;  4. Doubting-Updating Entrepreneurial Activities of New Organizational Constitution;  5. Legitimizing-Multiplying/Sustaining Entrepreneurial Activities of New Organizational Constitution


    Ryan S. Bisel (PhD, University of Kansas, USA) is Professor of Organizational Communication in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma, USA. His works are published in communication and management journals, such as Management Communication Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, International Journal of Business Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Communication Monographs, and Small Group Research. His book, Organizational Moral Learning: A Communication Approach (Routledge, 2018), was honored with top book awards from two Divisions of the National Communication Association. His research interests include leadership communication and behavioral ethics.

    Deanna L. Bisel (BBA, Washburn University, USA) is a retired entrepreneur and current philanthropist. She founded a Minuteman Press franchise in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Her company was inducted into the President’s Million Dollar Circle by Minuteman Press International and recognized by Small Business Magazine as one of the 25 Best Companies Under 25 Employees in the Kansas City area. She has been recognized as a business and community leader with such awards as Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Washburn University Distinguished Service Award Recipient, ATHENA Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women, Sam Walton Business Leadership Award, and American Business Women’s Association’s Woman of the Year.