Toward a Theory of Purpose-Driven Urban Entrepreneurship.

Organization and Environment, 28 (3), 264-285, 2015

Posted: 29 Apr 2017

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Boyd D. Cohen

Universidad del Desarrollo

Pablo Munoz

University of Liverpool, Management School (ULMS), Students

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Inspired by Shrivastava and Kennelly, we aim to extend theory on place-based entrepreneurship by highlighting the uniqueness of cities and the interplay between purpose-driven entrepreneurs and the urban places where they operate. This article sets out to conceptualize a middle-range theoretical framework and establish the boundary conditions for purpose-driven urban entrepreneurship based on a combination of inductive reasoning and deductive theorizing. We draw from sustainability and territorial development literatures and the complexity science view of entrepreneurship to establish units, laws of interaction, boundaries, and system states of purpose-driven urban entrepreneurship across three geospatial layers, and elaborate a complexity model comprising sources of opportunities, context, and venturing process. We conclude with potential avenues for further theoretical and empirical development of the purpose-driven urban entrepreneurship construct.

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Boyd D. and Munoz, Pablo, Toward a Theory of Purpose-Driven Urban Entrepreneurship. (2015). Organization and Environment, 28 (3), 264-285, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2959957

Boyd D. Cohen

Universidad del Desarrollo ( email )

School of Business
Ainavillo 456
Concepcion
Chile

Pablo Munoz (Contact Author)

University of Liverpool, Management School (ULMS), Students ( email )

Chatham Street
Liverpool
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/staff/pablo-munoz-roman/

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