Entrepreneurs: Architects of Innovation, Paradigm Pioneers and Change

Entrepreneurs: Architects of Innovation, Paradigm Pioneers and Change ~NTRODUfllON The current social, economic and political environment has been described in many different ways. The recent professional literature is rife with discussions of the rapidity and changing nature of the massive displacements that typify the current business atmosphere. Currently phrases such as “Paradigm Shifts, “Managing in Chaos” or “Managing in Turbulent Times” or Peter Vaill’s ( 1989) description of “Managing in Permanent White Water” bear a strong indication that “the times they are a-changing”, are changing rapidly and, frequently, it feels to many people a s if change is out o control. f The amount of innovation and creativity that has been spawned, not only because of the electronic age, but also, by the plethora of new materials, new products, new financial networks, new joint venture possibilities, paradigmatic changes in politics, economics and societies, in effect, a whole new remodeling of the ways we do business, communicate a n d govern h a s m a d e it imperative for anyone involved and concerned about innovation to understand the reactions to and the various responses people have to paradigm shifts and the process of change. Many of u s can describe our own indicators of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Creative Behavior Wiley

Entrepreneurs: Architects of Innovation, Paradigm Pioneers and Change

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
1993 Creative Education Foundation
ISSN
0022-0175
eISSN
2162-6057
DOI
10.1002/j.2162-6057.1993.tb01391.x
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Abstract

~NTRODUfllON The current social, economic and political environment has been described in many different ways. The recent professional literature is rife with discussions of the rapidity and changing nature of the massive displacements that typify the current business atmosphere. Currently phrases such as “Paradigm Shifts, “Managing in Chaos” or “Managing in Turbulent Times” or Peter Vaill’s ( 1989) description of “Managing in Permanent White Water” bear a strong indication that “the times they are a-changing”, are changing rapidly and, frequently, it feels to many people a s if change is out o control. f The amount of innovation and creativity that has been spawned, not only because of the electronic age, but also, by the plethora of new materials, new products, new financial networks, new joint venture possibilities, paradigmatic changes in politics, economics and societies, in effect, a whole new remodeling of the ways we do business, communicate a n d govern h a s m a d e it imperative for anyone involved and concerned about innovation to understand the reactions to and the various responses people have to paradigm shifts and the process of change. Many of u s can describe our own indicators of the

Journal

The Journal of Creative BehaviorWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1993

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