Title: Transformational dynamics of entrepreneurial systems: holographic processes and the organisational basis of intuitive action

Authors: Raymond Trevor Bradley, Dana Tomasino, Murray Gillin

Addresses: Institute for Whole Social Science, 1118 Sutherland Lane, #4 Capitola, CA 95010, USA; e-Motion Institute, Aorangi Retreat, Hikurangi, RD 1, New Zealand. ' Institute for Whole Social Science, 1118 Sutherland Lane, #4 Capitola, CA 95010, USA; e-Motion Institute, Aorangi Retreat, Hikurangi, RD 1, New Zealand. ' Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia

Abstract: We develop a multilevel theory of the activation and regulation of bio-emotional energy in entrepreneurial systems to explain the transformational endogenous dynamics by which the entrepreneur|s vision of a new future enterprise is realised. We begin with the premise that the entrepreneur is passionately committed to the implementation of a |new| idea that moves beyond the norms or rationality of the existing business order, and that the entrepreneurial system is an order for generating innovative and/or radical economic change. Drawing on Bradley and Pribram|s (1998) holographic theory of social communication, in which the principles of quantum holography are combined with complex dynamical systems theory, we describe how the socioemotional and psychophysiological energetic interactions within the entrepreneurial system operate to generate a stable platform of psychosocial organisation for building a transformational enterprise that is intuitively in-formed (given shape) by the entrepreneur|s passionately-held vision of the future.

Keywords: bio-emotional energy; entrepreneurial systems; information processing; intuitive actions; passionate attention; passionate intention; psychophysiological processes; quantum holography; social communication; socioemotional networks; transformational dynamics; endogenous dynamics; vision; future enterprises; new ideas; norms; rationality; existing business order; innovative change; radical change; economic change; innovation; dynamical systems; energetic interactions; psychosocial organisations; transformational enterprises; shape; in-formed; Raymond Bradley; Karl Pribram; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2010.034958

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2010 Vol.11 No.2, pp.183 - 204

Available online: 31 Aug 2010 *

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