Title: Entrepreneurship as wisdom
Authors: Alan E. Singer, Robert Doktor
Addresses: Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA. ' Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Abstract: The pragmatic correspondence thesis regarding strategic management theory and moral philosophy is adapted in this paper to apply it to the constructs of entrepreneurship and wisdom. Accordingly, a mapping between elements of both constructs is set out. The resulting qualities of wise entrepreneurship include (1) the selection of good purposes, (2) a mindfulness of the business and personal life cycles, (3) authentic prioritisation and (4) explication: the demonstration as well as explanation of enterprise purposes and plans.
Keywords: wisdom; entrepreneurship; correspondences; strategic management; moral philosophy.
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2008 Vol.6 No.1, pp.20 - 27
Published online: 04 Mar 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article