You Are Browsing ‘Entrepreneurship’ Category

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 and to distinguish between...

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 of individual and collective existence....

The abject of entrepreneurship: failure, fiasco, fraud

Abstract Purpose – Failure as an integral part of the entrepreneurial process has recently become a hot topic. The purpose of this paper is to review this debate as expressed both in research on entrepreneurship and in the public discourse, in order to understand what kind of failure is being incorporated into the entrepreneurship discourse and what is being repressed. Design/methodology/approach – The research...

Entrepreneurs’ human and social capital: direct and reinforcing benefits for export

Entrepreneurs’ human and social capital: direct and reinforcing benefits for export Shayegheh Ashourizadeh; Shahamak Rezaei; Thomas Schott; Jan Vang International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2014) pp. 246 – 267 It is widely acknowledged that entrepreneurs’ human capital in form of education and social capital in form of networking are mutually beneficial...

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 and to distinguish between...

ICT incidence on the entrepreneurial activity at country level

ICT incidence on the entrepreneurial activity at country level María Verónica Alderete International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2014) pp. 183 – 201 This paper examines the explanatory factors of entrepreneurship with special emphasis on the information and communication technologies (ICT) development at country level. The ICT incidence on entrepreneurship is a...

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

Abstract Purpose – This editorial essay uses 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 of individual and collective existence.Design/methodology/approach...