Objectives. This paper explores how narratives help creative Italian entrepreneurs attract resources. Methodology. Through the integration of literature on entrepreneurial narratives and resource acquisition with a case study (Project Officina Creativa), we have developed five arguments about the use of storytelling, impression management and social networking by an Italian creative entrepreneur. Findings. Officina Creativa conveys narrative strategies through oral stories told by entrepreneurs (through direct relationships) and a few basic written texts (web site and presentations). Social networking strategies and storytelling are the most used narratives. Storytelling potentialities are not fully exploited, especially concerning future scenarios and developments. Impression management is also fairly neglected by Officina Creativa and it is based on the partial communication of technical competences. As a result, informative signals addressed to resource holders are quite limited. Research limits. The paper adopts a qualitative research approach and it is the first step of a large-sample research project which will combine qualitative and quantitative data. Practical implications. The study develops propositions about which narratives strategies can be successful for an entrepreneur in the creative fashion business. In the meantime, the paper underlines which narrative strategies are under-exploited and can be effectively applied to Italian entrepreneurial experiences. Originality of the study. The study is the first attempt to understand how entrepreneurial narrative strategies are successfully implemented in the creative Italian industries.

Entrepreneurial narratives for resource acquisition in the Italian creative industries A qualitative study, 2014-10.

Entrepreneurial narratives for resource acquisition in the Italian creative industries A qualitative study

Miglietta, Angelo;Romenti, Stefania
2014-10

Abstract

Objectives. This paper explores how narratives help creative Italian entrepreneurs attract resources. Methodology. Through the integration of literature on entrepreneurial narratives and resource acquisition with a case study (Project Officina Creativa), we have developed five arguments about the use of storytelling, impression management and social networking by an Italian creative entrepreneur. Findings. Officina Creativa conveys narrative strategies through oral stories told by entrepreneurs (through direct relationships) and a few basic written texts (web site and presentations). Social networking strategies and storytelling are the most used narratives. Storytelling potentialities are not fully exploited, especially concerning future scenarios and developments. Impression management is also fairly neglected by Officina Creativa and it is based on the partial communication of technical competences. As a result, informative signals addressed to resource holders are quite limited. Research limits. The paper adopts a qualitative research approach and it is the first step of a large-sample research project which will combine qualitative and quantitative data. Practical implications. The study develops propositions about which narratives strategies can be successful for an entrepreneur in the creative fashion business. In the meantime, the paper underlines which narrative strategies are under-exploited and can be effectively applied to Italian entrepreneurial experiences. Originality of the study. The study is the first attempt to understand how entrepreneurial narrative strategies are successfully implemented in the creative Italian industries.
Inglese
26. Convegno annuale di Sinergie, Manifattura: quale futuro?
26
Cassino
2014
nazionale
su invito
Sinergie
978-88-907394-4-6
Italy
Milano
CUEIM
esperti anonimi
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Settore SECS-P/08 - Economia E Gestione Delle Imprese
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