Being an entrepreneur against « the era of emptyness » : a vision of alternative entrepreneurship [Article] by Kevin Cardona

2007-12-12

The author was part of the HEC Paris MS "Sustainable development" 2006/2007

Whereas our western democracies have entered what Gilles Lipovetsky called in his "Essais sur l'individualisme contemporain" (Essays on contemporary individualism) «The Era of Emptiness » (« l'ère du vide » in French), this context permits the emergence of a new kind of entrepreneur: those who escape the « era of emptiness » by searching for meaning.

Quote article  Kevin Cardona, « Being an entrepreneur against « the era of emptyness » : a vision of alternative entrepreneurship », 12 december 2007, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Article]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/25.sls

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