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URN etd-0727115-154652
Author Ming-Han Li
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Department Business Management
Year 2015
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title Christian Church as an Entrepreneurial Space
Date of Defense 2015-08-06
Page Count 117
Keyword
  • Entrepreneurial Space
  • Community of Practice
  • Christian Church
  • Entrepreneuring
  • Constellation of Practice
  • Abstract Abstract
    This study explores how an entrepreneur team interacts with Christian church space and negotiates meanings along its developmental process. A constellation of practice approach in community of practice theory provides a view that through practicing religion activities and pursuing religious goals, a hierarchical church emerges communities of practice, which construct day-to-day practices in church activities. The entrepreneur team created from church environment interacts with minor-communities in church constellation connections, provides aid to both entrepreneur team and church environment. Three major issues are investigated: What is the role church played along the entrepreneurial process; how did church take part in the process; and what is the effect between entrepreneur team and church when entrepreneur happened in church space.
    The purpose of this study is to explore meanings to entrepreneur team along its process. Narrative inquiry and participant observation are applied in proceeding to this study in order to observe and manage meanings in a view of entrepreneur team. In a constellation of practice approach, it shows that entrepreneur events occurred between entrepreneur team and the church; provide entrepreneur team opportunities to negotiate deeper meanings to shape its entrepreneurial self-identity. And also affect the church learning through transformations of meanings within mutual practices. The findings sorted out research as follows:
    1. The church took a role as an incubation-like entrepreneurial space during entrepreneurial process.
    2. The interaction between Christian church and Entrepreneur team is not only a simple relation between whole organization and team. The interaction is a constellational configuration that constructed by several minor- communities.
    3. Transformation of discourses and styles occurred in interactions between entrepreneur team and the constellational configuration, not only creates its entrepreneurial self-identity for the entrepreneur team, but also changes the meaning of practice for the entrepreneurial space.
    Keywords: Community of practice, Christian church, entrepreneuring, and constellation of practice, entrepreneurial space.
    Advisory Committee
  • Ted Yu-chung Liu - chair
  • Jack, Chihyuan Wang - co-chair
  • Stephen D. Tsai - advisor
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  • etd-0727115-154652.pdf
  • Indicate in-campus at 99 year and off-campus access at 99 year.
    Date of Submission 2015-08-28

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