Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity.
Smith, Robert; Anderson, Alistair R.
Alistair R. Anderson
William D. Bygrave
Candida G. Brush
Patricia G. Greene
Richard T. Harrison
G. Dale Meyer
Existing research has exposed the role of myth and metaphor in the social construction of entrepreneurship. This study considers the physical images portrayed, an appreciation of which presents a useful additional dimension in understanding the entrepreneurial construct. The role of image and identity is seldom considered in serious entrepreneurial academic work although it forms a concrete presentation of expectation, albeit of a stereotypical nature. The categorisation and analysis of the components of an entrepreneurial identity widens our knowledge about entrepreneurship as a socio-economic phenomenon. These images form part of the identity of enterprise, a physical manifestation of a nebulas phenomenon and act as visual metaphors. This study extends research into the entrepreneurial narrative by the semiotic analysis of entrepreneurial imagery, examining how these entrepreneurial identities and images are constructed in narrative and in the media as a semiotic formula, which surprisingly has much in common with class based, criminal iconology.
SMITH, R. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2003. Conforming non-conformists: semiotic manifestations of an entrepreneurial identity. In Bygrave, W.D., Brush, C.G., Davidsson, P., Fiet, J., Greene, P.G., Harrison, R.T., Lerner, M., Meyer, G.D., Sohl, J. and Zacharakis, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 23rd Babson College entrepreneurship research conference (BCERC 2003), 4-8 June 2003. Babson Park, USA. Babson Park: Babson College [online]. Available from: http://fusionmx.babson.edu/entrep/fer/BABSON2003/VII/VII-S14/VII-S14.html
|Conference Name||23rd Babson College entrepreneurship research conference (BCERC 2003)|
|Conference Location||Babson Park, USA|
|Start Date||Jun 4, 2003|
|End Date||Jun 8, 2003|
|Acceptance Date||Jun 30, 2003|
|Online Publication Date||Jun 30, 2003|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2003|
|Deposit Date||Mar 30, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 30, 2012|
SMITH 2003 Conforming non-conformists
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