Luxury and the Entrepreneur: A Story of Meissen Porcelain,Harlequins, and Creative Destruction: A Story of Meissen Porcelain,Harlequins, and Creative Destruction

Robin Holt*

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Abstract

Based on fictional and non-fictional accounts, this chapter offers a narrative study of entrepreneurship in which the transgressive force of what Joseph Schumpeter calls ‘creative destruction’ is traced through the production of luxury objects emerging from the Meissen porcelain works. It is a narrative in which luxury and entrepreneurship are brought together, somewhat uneasily, under the forces of obsession, addiction, expertise, collecting, the affective power of things and civility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Luxury Business
PublisherOxford: Oxford University Press
Pages107-124
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780190932220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

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Keywords

  • Affect theory
  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experiment
  • Fiction
  • Luxury
  • New materialism
  • Obsession
  • Porcelain
  • Schumpeter

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