Entrepreneurial stories, cultural brokerage and creativity in hybrid space

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


CEDITRAA Conference, July 8-9, 2021

I have been asked to comment on Michael Lounsbury’s talk on cultural entrepreneurship by drawing on my research on identity, hybridity and creativity. The field of entrepreneurship or cultural entrepreneurship is on the fringe of my area of expertise and so my talk will focus on some general conceptual issues. I would like to cover three key points: a) The role of personal agency and identity construction in entrepreneurial storytelling; b) entrepreneurs as socially skilled actors in cultural brokerage; and c) creativity in the ‘third space of hybridity’ between local knowledge nodes and global networks. (See, Lam 2018 ‘Boundary-crossing careers and the ‘third space of hybridity’: Career actors as knowledge brokers between creative arts and academia’, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 50(8): 1716-1741.)
Period9 Jul 2021
Held atGoethe Univ Frankfurt, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational