Recursive and discursive model of and for entrepreneurial action

Dimo Dimov, Joseph Pistrui

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This paper proposes a model of entrepreneurial action that integrates three distinct elements. First, it brings together action and time to articulate a recursive relationship between perception and action, mediated by consequences. Second, it brings together action and context to ground the entrepreneur’s perceptions and actions in a mesh of social orders and practices. Third, it articulates the content of perceptions and actions as discursive entries and exits in a social language game of giving and asking for reasons. We discuss a number of implications for a systematic understanding of different manifestations of entrepreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-277
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Management Review
Issue number1
Early online date7 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2020


  • discourse
  • entrepreneurial action
  • first-person
  • practice theory
  • recursive model
  • second-person

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management


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