Group conditions for entrepreneurial visions: role confidence, hierarchical congruences, and the imagining of future in entrepreneurial groups

dc.contributor.authorStamm, Isabell
dc.contributor.authorGutzeit, Marie
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-04T09:49:02Z
dc.date.available2022-10-04T09:49:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-11-30
dc.description.abstractAn essential part of entrepreneurial activity is the drafting and narrating of an entrepreneurial vision. This study is premised on the observation that entrepreneurial groups form an interaction arena for the practice of imagining the future and asks how the content of entrepreneurial visions is shaped by the conditions of the group. Taking an entrepreneurship-as-practice lens, which we enrich with sociological theory on the future (Beckert) and small groups (Fine), we engage in an in-depth case study of 12 entrepreneurial groups. We show how the content of entrepreneurial visions is configured by four elements (i.e., fictional expectation for the business or the group; future orientation that is continuing or divergent) and name two group conditions (i.e., role confidence and hierarchical congruence) that direct their configuration. We propose that lacking role confidence can impede thinking about the future of a business and that narrative hierarchies that challenge structural hierarchies can open a window for divergent future orientation. This study contributes to a novel theoretical understanding of where entrepreneurial visions come from by emphasizing politics of expectations within groups and calling to consider group conditions as a relevant context for entrepreneurial visions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTU Berlin, Open-Access-Mittel – 2021en
dc.identifier.eissn1573-0913
dc.identifier.issn0921-898X
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/17032
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-15811
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc301 Soziologie, Anthropologiede
dc.subject.otherentrepreneurshipen
dc.subject.othereconomic sociologyen
dc.subject.otherfutureen
dc.subject.othergroupsen
dc.subject.otherrolesen
dc.subject.othercollective agencyen
dc.titleGroup conditions for entrepreneurial visions: role confidence, hierarchical congruences, and the imagining of future in entrepreneurial groupsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1007/s11187-021-00566-6en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSmall Business Economicsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameSpringer Natureen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceHeidelbergen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend1041
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1023
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume59
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umwelt>Inst. Soziologie>N/A (Not Applicable)de
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 6 Planen Bauen Umweltde
tub.affiliation.groupN/A (Not Applicable)de
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Soziologiede
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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