The entrepreneur as hero and jester: Enacting the entrepreneurial discourse

@article{Anderson2011TheEA,
  title={The entrepreneur as hero and jester: Enacting the entrepreneurial discourse},
  author={Alistair R. Anderson and Lorraine Warren},
  journal={International Small Business Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={29},
  pages={589 - 609}
}
Employing a social construction perspective, this article argues that entrepreneurs are uniquely empowered by entrepreneurial discourse to bring about creative destruction. Analysis of the representation of entrepreneurship in the media suggests that entrepreneurs have a distinctive presence in society that is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. These images create and present an entrepreneurial identity. Yet identity has two facets: the general, identified as ‘what’ but also a… 

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