Title: Design as part of entrepreneurial cognition

Authors: Christophe Schmitt; Julien Husson; Didier Nobile

Addresses: University of Lorraine, IAE de Metz, 1 Rue Augustin Fresnel, 57070 Metz, France ' University of Lorraine, IAE de Metz, 1 Rue Augustin Fresnel, 57070 Metz, France ' University of Lorraine, IAE de Metz, 1 Rue Augustin Fresnel, 57070 Metz, France

Abstract: As entrepreneurship research is concerned with the entrepreneur's cognitive dimension, this paper proposes a particular focus on a mechanism of entrepreneurial thinking: design. While this notion is developing in the field of management, it is interesting to grasp its true dimensions in the field of entrepreneurship. The paper is divided into three parts. The first part examines the implicit place of design in the field of entrepreneurship. The second part presents how design can be linked to entrepreneurial thinking. The third and last part suggests a method for promoting the modelling of entrepreneurial design. The proposed reflection can help to strengthen research on organisational design.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; design support; entrepreneurial cognition; organisational design; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJODE.2016.082337

International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 2016 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.157 - 176

Received: 29 Jan 2015
Accepted: 28 Oct 2015

Published online: 16 Feb 2017 *

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