The sublime object of entrepreneurship
UNSPECIFIED (2005) The sublime object of entrepreneurship. In: Conference on Critical Management Studies, Manchester, ENGLAND, JUL 12-14, 2001. Published in: ORGANIZATION, 12 (2). pp. 223-246.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350508405051189
This paper engages with debates on enterprise culture and one of its key subjects-the entrepreneur. Enlisting the work of Jacques Locan and Slavoj Zizek, we attempt to explain the continuing failure of entrepreneurship discourse to assign the character of the entrepreneur a positive identity. Shifting away from stable categories such as 'the entrepreneur', we describe entrepreneurship in terms of Lacan's concept of the Real and Zizek's concept of the sublime object. This allows us to critically scrutinize the operation of the phantasmic category of the entrepreneur. In addition to indicating some prospects for the future of psychoanalytic cultural criticism in organization studies, we make a case for a continual questioning of the subject, a questioning that is today being foreclosed by those critics who were first to call the subject into question.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ORGANIZATION|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 223-246|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Critical Management Studies|
|Location of Event:||Manchester, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 12-14, 2001|
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