Where does The Provoked Economy come from? The book, available by end of May 2014 from the CRESC Series at Routledge, is one central outcome of “PERFORMABUSINESS: Performativity in Business Education, Management Consulting and Entrepreneurial Finance”, an ERC Starting Grant project hosted at the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation in the Ecole des Mines de Paris. It consists in an elaboration of the materials I submitted in September 2011 for my Habilitation Thesis at the Université Paris-Dauphine.
That’s for the institutional context. On the intellectual front, The Provoked Economy comes from the dissatisfaction I had felt in earlier attempts at making sense of the performative angle that I had found in my previous research. I thought I had to approach the whole subject matter from a more radical perspective, and provide readers (and, by extension, myself) with some fresh perspective. I hope it works!
This blog will be shortly providing excerpts, explanations, further elaborations on the book.