The Boundaries of Bricolage
Bricolage is established in the literature as a problem solving practice employed in turbulent contexts to overcome unexpected problems. This paper reviews existing literature on bricolage with a view to establishing the boundaries of the practice. A typology of ingenuer, bricoleurs and improvisers is proposed to define the practitioners of bricolage from others. The article then considers the defining characteristics of bricolage in terms of the novelty of the problem and the novelty of the solution.
Accepted for conference May 2016
Citation : Cantliff, D. and Thompson, E. (2016) The Boundaries of Bricolage, British Academy of Management Conference 2016, 6-8th September 2016, Newcastle
Research Institute : Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes