Revista de Administração Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-7612
SA, Marcio Gomes de and MELLO, Sérgio Carvalho Benício de. Learning with narratives in a study about reflectivity and entrepreneurial articulation. Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.1, pp.175-205. ISSN 0034-7612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-76122009000100009.
This article presents the basic stage and main conclusions of an inquiry previously carried out. It was understood that through the narratives of the central actor and others (also important to the case) it was possible to learn about their 'articulation experiences'. Moreover, stories could also provide support for a necessary deepening (in a larger investigation) of one of the surveys major questions: 'which interests are inherent to this type of articulation?' On observing the narrative as a source of learning about the experience, it was possible to learn about the investigated phenomenon: the 'entrepreneurial articulation of reflective nature'. The article also presents, as the result of the congregation of narratives with a linguistic corpus, a typology of the main interests involved in this phenomenon.
Keywords : narratives; reflectivity; entrepreneurial articulation; scientific methodology.