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Le potentiel de ressources de l’entrepreneur artisan dans le système territorial de production (The potential of resources of the craftsman entrepreneur in the territorial system of production)

  • Sophie Boutillier


    (labrii, ULCO)

  • Dimitri Uzunidis


    (labrii, ULCO)

Schumpéterien ? L’objectif premier de l’entrepreneur artisan est la pérennité de son entreprise, laquelle est une partie de lui-même, le prolongement souvent de la sphère familiale. L’entrepreneur artisan est inséré dans une économie incertaine. L’information n’est pas parfaite. Elle circule par le biais de réseaux informels (relations sociales et interindividuelles) et institutionnels (relations entre les entreprises et/ou les institutions publiques). L’objectif de cet article est de nouer différents niveaux d’analyse : celle-ci de l’économie territoriale, des relations inter-entreprises et inter-institutionnelles et des relations inter-individuelles. L’activité de l’entrepreneur artisan s’inscrit dans le cadre du système territorial de production, conçu comme un réservoir de ressources appropriables qui nourrit le potentiel de ressources de l’entrepreneur artisan. Ce potentiel est composé de ressources cognitives, financières et sociales grâce auxquelles l’entrepreneur artisan s’insère dans le système territorial de production. Is the craftsman entrepreneur an homo oeconomicus? Is he a schumpeterian entrepreneur? The main objective of the craftsman entrepreneur is to exist, it is not to develop his activity on a large scale. The enterprise is for the craftsman entrepreneur a part of himself, a part of his familial sphere. The craftsman entrepreneur takes place in an economy of uncertainty. The information is not perfect, where information circulates by informal (social and individual relationships) and institutional networks (relationship between enterprises and public institutions). The objective of this paper is to link different levels of analysis: the level of the territorial economy, the relationships between enterprises, and between institutions and the individuals. The activity of the craftsman entrepreneur takes place in a territorial system of production which is defined as a pool of appropriable resources which feeds the potential of resources of the craftsman entrepreneur. This potential of resources is composed by cognitive, financial and social resources which inscribe the craftsman entrepreneur in the territorial system of production.

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Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation in its series Working Papers with number 127.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: May 2006
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Publication status: Published in Cahiers du Lab.RII, Mai 2006
Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:127
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  1. Christine Jaeger & Marlyse Pouchol & Michèle Severs, 1985. "L'artisanat en évolution : l'exemple de trois métiers," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 34(1), pages 58-70.
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