The Ontology of Entrepreneurship: A Heideggerian Perspective

Proceedings of Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, December 2011

16 Pages Posted: 25 Dec 2011

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Robert Keith Shaw

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)

Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai

National Sun Yat-Sen University - College of Management - Department of Business Administration

Ted Yu-Chung Liu

National Sun Yat-Sen University - College of Management - Department of Business Administration

Mansour Amjadi

National Sun Yat-Sen University - College of Management - Department of Business Administration

Date Written: December 7, 2011

Abstract

This theoretical paper begins the Heideggerian study of entrepreneurship. It explores the use of the ontological-phenomenological method in the study of a practical activity, entrepreneurship. Enquiries into this situation are facilitated by Heidegger’s insights into the nature of the ontic sciences. To gain access to his insights it is necessary to clarify his concept of truth and to dismiss those enquires that are generated by ontic disciplines. Heidegger develops for our use an ontological method of enquiry, a form of phenomenology, and this provides access to the particular formation of being-in-the-world which provides for the possibility of entrepreneurship. The paper concludes with a reasoned assurance that ontological enquiry has the potential to deepen our insight into the phenomenon of entrepreneurship.

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Robert Keith and Tsai, Stephen Dun-Hou and Liu, Ted Yu-Chung and Amjadi, Mansour, The Ontology of Entrepreneurship: A Heideggerian Perspective (December 7, 2011). Proceedings of Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, December 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1976735

Robert Keith Shaw (Contact Author)

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Stephen Dun-Hou Tsai

National Sun Yat-Sen University - College of Management - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Taiwan

Ted Yu-Chung Liu

National Sun Yat-Sen University - College of Management - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Taiwan

Mansour Amjadi

National Sun Yat-Sen University - College of Management - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Taiwan

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