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Stimulating learning about social entrepreneurship through income generation projects

Abstract Purpose – This empirical paper examines the use of income generation projects as a pedagogic method to assess students’ learning about social enterprises. We are interested in how and why this innovative approach might improve students’ understanding of the different aspects and attributes of social entrepreneurship.Design/methodology/approach – Our study used thematic analysis of qualitative […]

Developing self-facilitating learning networks for entrepreneurs: a guide to action

p5rn7vb Developing self-facilitating learning networks for entrepreneurs: a guide to action John Power; Eileen Sinnott; Bill O’Gorman; Nerys Fuller-Love International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014) pp. 334 – 354 A longitudinal study conducted over a three-year period established six learning networks consisting of 105 entrepreneurs and SME owner/managers. The […]

The effect of corruption on entrepreneurship in developed vs non-developed countries

Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the relationship between corruption and productive entrepreneurship in general and whether it depends on countries’ specific characteristics in particular. Design/methodology/approach – The authors used a unique data set of entrepreneurial activity within 176 countries, collected from the professional networking site LinkedIn. The authors […]

Cognitive consequences of business shut down. The case of Ugandan repeat entrepreneurs

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Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to focus on the cognitive and motivational consequences of a business failure, and their relation with subsequent start up success. The paper hypothesizes that if previous business failure was attributed to an internal and stable cause, subsequent business would be less successful compared to where an […]

Building innovation networks in science-based young firms: the selection of knowledge sources

Building innovation networks in science-based young firms: the selection of knowledge sources Cristina Sousa; Margarida Fontes International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014) pp. 370 – 390 The paper investigates the strategic choices made by young science-based firms regarding the selection of knowledge sources. Data collected on Portuguese biotechnology firms […]

Entreprenuering together: his and her stories

Abstract Purpose – Among the various “critical” voices which have contributed to problematizing the discourse on entrepreneurship, that of gender studies is indubitably one of the most significant and fruitful. Applying a gender perspective to the study of entrepreneurship has led to the uncovering of the (male) gender assumptions embodied in the dictates of entrepreneurship […]

Emancipation and/or oppression? Conceptualizing dimensions of criticality in entrepreneurship studies

Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use the attribute “critical” as a sensitizing concept to emphasize entrepreneurship’s role in overcoming extant relations of exploitation, domination and oppression. It builds on the premise that entrepreneurship not only brings about new firms, products and services but also new openings for more liberating forms […]