Ted Fuller

Ted Fuller
University of Lincoln · Lincoln Business School

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This study investigated three key factors (technological-related, organisational-related and environmental-related barriers) affecting the adaptation to or integration of developed ICT. It also examined how SMEs in less developed countries can explore the different stages of developed ICT by moving from one stage to the other. The integration of IC...
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This article is concerned with developing further understanding of the context of entrepreneurship in two cities in the U.K. – Kingston Upon Hull (Hull) and Liverpool. Through the utilisation of Bourdieu’s theory of practice, and the Bourdieusian view of the field, it was found that there are active fields of entrepreneurship in both Hull and Liver...
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We extend the Entrepreneurship as Practice debate by making the case for the lived experience of entrepreneuring, i.e. when entrepreneurship is practised as part of the everyday, seizing moments that define action as entrepreneurial. We focus not only on the enactment and embodiment of entrepreneurial practices but also their emplacement. Emplaceme...
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This article examines the context of higher education (HE), policies and challenges in the West African context. A multi-level framework and analysis of reengineering, leading change in complexity, activity-based view of the University Business Model and Pedagogical Content Knowledge enable the development of deep connections between the macro- and...
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We extend the Entrepreneurship as Practice debate by making the case for the lived experience of entrepreneuring, i.e. when entrepreneurship is practised as part of the everyday, seizing moments that define action as entrepreneurial. We focus not only on the enactment and embodiment of entrepreneurial practices but also their emplacement. Emplaceme...
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This article explores organisational anticipation in uncertain times. ‘Anticipation’ is interpreted as a mediating process between knowledge and action, where ‘feed-forward’ is causal. The context for examining organisational anticipation is one of ontological insecurity; raising issues of epistemological and therefore methodological uncertainty. T...
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Objectives A conceptual framework for the empirical analysis of some effects on rural enterprises of “the digital economy”, linked to the concept of an anticipatory system. The superficial context is the expansion of ‘superfast’ broadband into rural areas through public subsidy. The more significant research objective is to explore ways in which ru...
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This paper contributes directly to the challenges practitioners be they scholars, executives or policy makers face when ‘managing’ complexity within and across boundaries. It proposes a new theoretical and methodological perspective that extends hitherto accounts of complexity and ways of engaging with this. We introduce a perspective that recogniz...
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In recent years, accelerated by the economic and financial crisis, complex global issues have moved to the forefront of policy-making. These grand challenges require policy-makers to address a variety of interrelated issues, which are built upon yet uncoordinated and dispersed bodies of knowledge. Due to the social dynamics of innovation, new socio...
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This chapter reflects on ongoing research in SMEs in the manufacturing and service sectors. It contrasts different approaches to the issue of preparedness from an organizational and social perspective, in two cases where new enterprise-wide business processes were implemented and integrated in different settings. In both cases, the emergence of new...
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The paper presents a conceptual framework for the identification and analysis of value creating and value capture systems within creative industry contexts based on theoretical and empirical studies. Abstract Objectives The production of innovation or novelty in creative interactions is normally represented in research either as normative patterns...
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This chapter reflects on ongoing research in SMEs in the manufacturing and service sectors. It contrasts different approaches to the issue of preparedness from an organisational and social perspective, in two cases where new enterprise-wide business processes were implemented and integrated in different settings. In both cases, the emergence of new...
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Complexity science constitutes an emerging post-positivist interdisciplinary field of investigation of dynamical systems in the natural and physical worlds. The central concept of complexity is that interactions between parts of open systems create novel, unpredictable patterns, and that while the history of the system is relevant in understanding...
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This article provides the context for futures thinking in the field of international business (IB). The article begins by considering the nature of IB. Its historical development is then elaborated, before its current significance and trends are considered. Building on the review of past and present we speculate briefly on the possible futures of I...
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In the digital economy, the creative industries revolve around dynamic, innovative and often unorthodox collaborations, whereby numerous large, small and micro-businesses come together for the duration of a project, then disband and form new partnerships for the next project. Research designs must therefore address multiple contexts and levels pres...
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The generic notion of a business model is well understood by investors and business managers and implies a number of anticipations; chiefly that it is a replicable process that produces revenues and profits. At its heart is some replicable process, artefact or proposition around which the everyday practices are formed. There are a number of reasons...
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This chapter reflects on ongoing research in SMEs in the manufacturing and service sectors. It contrasts different approaches to the issue of preparedness from an organisational and social perspective, in two cases where new enterprise-wide business processes were implemented and integrated in different settings. In both cases, the emergence of new...
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This chapter reflects on ongoing research in SMEs in the manufacturing and service sectors. It contrasts different approaches to the issue of preparedness from an organisational and social perspective, in two cases where new enterprise-wide business processes were implemented and integrated in different settings. In both cases, the emergence of new...
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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the relationship between a particular epistemological perspective and foresight methodology. We draw on a body of social theory concerned with the way that meaning is produced and assimilated by society; specifically, the social construction of knowledge, which is distinguished from its near-neighbour constru...
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This paper explores entrepreneurship from the perspective of emergence, drawing on literature in complexity theory, social theory and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is conceptualised as the production of emergence, or emergent properties, via a simple model of initial conditions, processes of emergence that produces emergent properties at multi...
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This article examines the management practices in an entrepreneurial small firm which sustain the business. Using a longitudinal qualitative case study, four general processes are identified (experimentation, reflexivity, organising and sensing), that together provide a mechanism to sustain the enterprise. The analysis draws on concepts from entrep...
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This paper addresses the relationship between foresight and entrepreneurship. It characterises the foresight inherent in entrepreneurial activity as situated within particular discourses, or communities of practice (CoPs) in a range of structures. The argument is based on the use of complexity theory (CT) to provide insight into the dynamics of ent...
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This paper investigates links between social capital and symbolic capital and responsible entrepreneurship in the context of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The source of the primary data was 144 ‘Business Profiles’, written by the owner-managers of small businesses in application for a Small Business Awards competition in 2005. Included i...
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This paper is towards a theory of entrepreneurial mechanisms, i.e. those which create novel patterns of economic activity such as new ventures. The link between complexity science and entrepreneurship as an order-creating activity is made via notions of causation from inter-acting agents. The emergent properties of such interactions are conceptuali...
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This paper sets out a theoretical perspective for understanding the emergence of innovations across multiple hierarchical levels, namely, the innovator, the organisation and the industry network. The perspective is emergentist, drawing on complexity theory, and considers innovation as the outcome of entrepreneurial activities resulting in new produ...
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Humankind needs protection from the actions of corporations, which have an effect in time and space beyond the boundaries that they attend to in their day-to-day business decisions or their regulatory duties. A combination of an ethical orientation with a futures orientation gives rise to ethical futures, which produces a more developed and robust...
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This paper is towards a theory of entrepreneurial mechanisms, i.e. those which create novel patterns of economic activity such as new ventures. The link between complexity science and entrepreneurship as an order-creating activity is made via notions of causation from inter-acting agents. The emergent properties of such interactions are conceptuali...
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Small business is a relatively new economic category, which became politically necessary as economic activity flowed from owner-managed enterprises to managerial corporations. Historically, all business operated at a small scale and were centred on the individual artisan. Even now there are strong cultural affinities to individual enterprise. Over...
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The relationship between an owner-manager of a business and the environment are significant. According to construction theory, the way owners perceive their environment and the decisions they make based on this perception may account for outcome differences between businesses. Understanding the relationship between the small business and its stakeh...
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The way that the academic practice in higher education universities responds to the influence of computer networks and technology will be central to the definition of their future role. The traditional metaphor of university as self-contained village is challenged as knowledge becomes widely available on the Internet and teacher–student and student...
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Complexity' may best be understood as a systemic paradigm which explores the dynamics of systems which are open and dissipative and consist of interconnected agents. The implications for addressing small business from a complex, dynamic perspective are explored and a number of potential future directions for research are suggested. Some caveats are...
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The proposal that the metaphors associated with complexity theory can inform the business world is made by several writers (Wheatley, 1992; Stacey, 1996; McMaster, 1996, Merry, 1995), but is open to critique that the metaphors are not grounded in the field of study, but in other domains that may or may not be analogous. In previous articles, the au...
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This paper is a report on the analysis underpinning research exploring the relationship between small firms and sustainability using foresighting methods. It identifies the main barriers preventing small firms from responding to the challenge of sustainability. The potential synergy between foresighting and small firms is outlined and a discussion...
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How is it possible for individuals and small groups of people, who share particular values or identity, to prosper through their legitimate economic activities with the rest of the world? How does this benefit society and meet some of the imperatives of humanity at the start of the 21st Century? This paper argues that we need to help people in the...
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TED FULLER IS DIRECTOR OF THE Knowledge Systems Research Centre at Durham University Business School, United Kingdom. This paper addresses the need for a clearer understanding of the problems associated with the adoption of computers by small firms. From the catalogue of empirical research evidence already available, the key issues in the adoption...
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Entrepreneurship, the practice of creating new economic enterprises through innovation that are sustained by economic performance, is, theoretically, an individualistic account of socio-economic change. If new enterprises and new economies are created by entrepreneurship then to what extent does this activity harbour prescience and to what extent d...
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1 Summary Foresight is a broad term that covers different ways to think about the future. The COST Action 22: Foresight Methodologies - Exploring New Ways to Explore the Future was initiated in 2002 with the main objective to develop certain aspects of foresight methodology so as to ensure their systematic use and optimisation of benefits. This pap...
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Entrepreneurs’ selection of international markets appears diverse and idiosyncratic. The diversity produced by individualistic agency of the entrepreneur and contextual conditions, defeats attempts to produce normative theory of internationalisation in entrepreneurial firms. Recent attempts to theorise this idiosyncrasy include mediation (Oviatt an...

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