Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

<< Instabilität und Zerfallsformen gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhänge / Instability and forms of deterioration in society

Researching entrepreneurship and life stories/biographies. Recurrent reconstruction - interpretation of life story/biography analyses

Ritva Lindroos (Porvoo, Finnland)



I am researching entrepreneurship and biographies of entrepreneurs as a form of communication. In this context it is assumed that communication, together with productive work, form a coherent action, which is possible to research and teach. It is possible to take the language used in biographies of entrepreneurs as a research topic and transform them into actions in the life stories.

My research emphasises the consolidation of different viewpoints of Niklas Luhmann`s system theory, cognitive science, semiotics and management stories - but naturally only in limited meanings. The research is qualitative. I seek to find generalitions based on the theoretical background I have used. When the strength of the biographies as a variable is taken into account it is necessary to consider the reliability of the analyses with which the research aims are defined.

The research makes room for the utilisation of staff resources and biographies in organisations.

Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

WEBDESIGN: Peter R. Horn 2005-10-10