March 28, 2012 Leave a comment
Bricolage — doing the best you can with the materials on hand, rather than choosing and end and getting the resources you need — is an important concept in the contemporary entrepreneurship literature. Garud and Karnøe’s influential 2003 paper on the Danish wind power industry helped bring bricolage into the mainstream, and it has important parallels with effectuation and other approaches to entrepreneurship that emphasize experimentation and incremental learning.
The McQuinn Center is co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference, 12-14 November 2012, on bricolage in art and entrepreneurship. Hosted by the University of Missouri’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the conference focuses on the work of Ediciones Vigía, a unique artists’ collective that produces limited edition handmade books by Cuban and international authors and musicians. Participants will come not only from the humanities, education, and journalism, but also economics, management, and entrepreneurship. Among the featured speakers are Ivo Zander, who recently co-edited a book on Art Entrepeneurship, and Sharon Alvarez, current chair of the Academy of Management’s Entrepreneurship Division.
The full call for papers, along with related information, is below the fold.