This study introduces the Deleuzian concept of “encounter” to describe the moments of high intensity that direct, redirect, accelerate, decelerate, and, often, perturb entrepreneurial paths marked by entrepreneurial bricolage (Baker & Nelson, 2005). A conceptual framework is proposed to first define the Deleuzian encounter. The choice of signifiers referring to the encounter will then be studied in a corpus of entrepreneurial narratives to deepen the understanding of how entrepreneurs express and experience this concept.
Duymedjian, Raffi; Lavissière, Mary-Catherine; Ferrante, Guillaume; and Germain, Olivier
"AN ENTREPRENEURIAL THEORY OF ENCOUNTERING: USING DELEUZIAN AND LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS TO GRASP THE ROLE OF THE ENCOUNTER IN ENTREPRENEURIAL NARRATIVE (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 35
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol35/iss3/7