Developing Creative Virtuosities for Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Four Arts-based Metaphors

Fahri Karakas, Ismail Golgeci, Sally Dibb

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This chapter uses reflexive praxis to advance a framework for developing creative virtuosities for entrepreneurs based on four interrelated aspects: finding their own voice and passion at work; unleashing creativity and imagination at work; working collaboratively toward innovation; and handling complexity and integrative thinking. These four creative virtuosities emerged from observations and exploratory interviews with training program participants on five different occasions in Turkey, the UK, and Canada. They are illustrated through four arts-based metaphors: poetry; theater; orchestra; and jazz. The core premise of this chapter is that these four virtuosities can provide entrepreneurs with a sound basis and a wealth of knowledge on developing creative solutions to new socioeconomic challenges of prospective radical technological and economic changes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurial Behaviour
Subtitle of host publicationUnveiling the Cognitive and Emotional Aspects of Entrepreneurship
EditorsAndrea Caputo, Massimiliano M. Pellegrini
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781789735079
ISBN (Print)9781789735086
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2020

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  • Art-based metaphors
  • Creative virtuosities
  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovative solutions
  • Thinking styles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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