entrepreneurship & regional development

Episode 93 – Hilary Downey & Caren Crowley – Authenticity and craft entrepreneurship: the interplay of passion and place

Craft-based ventures draw on associations with tradition, place and quality to differentiate their products from mass-produced counterparts. However, ‘place’ in the context of craft entrepreneurship is both underexamined and undertheorized, with extant research predominantly focused on the positive impact of place. We argue that this perspective ignores the impact of place on craft entrepreneurs’ passion…

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Episode 92 – Mir Shahid Satar – Inspiring role model and compassion in nascent social entrepreneurs: does education matter?

The study examines the influence of inspiring role model (IRM), social entrepreneurship (SE) compassion, and the SE education and their interactions and consequences for nascent SE behaviour. Utilizing a quantitative survey approach, the study acquired a total of 136 valid responses from nascent social entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. The data analysis through partial least square…

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Episode 91 – Pablo Muñoz – Human-animal mutualism in regenerative entrepreneurship

In this paper, we explore the micro-interactions through which a regenerative enterprise engages with proximate natural ecosystems in its attempt to repair and protect them. Through an ethnographic study of a regenerative farming enterprise in rural Southern Patagonia – Fundo Panguilemu – we discover a reciprocal relationship between the enterprise and animals, central to their…

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Episode 90 – Alexandra Gaidos – Exploring the impact of regional characteristics on social incubators’ mission, structure and activity: a contingency perspective

Studies of social incubators illustrate the importance of these organizations in promoting social innovations and entrepreneurship at regional level. However, little is known about the main categories of contingency factors that influence the organizational design and fit of social incubators. We apply a comparative case study methodology to analyse the mission, structure and activity of…

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Episode 88 – Deema Refai – John Lever – Radi Haloub – Entrepreneurship in constrained immigration contexts – the liminal integration of Syrian refugees

Drawing on a qualitative study of Syrian refugees in constrained immigration contexts in the North of England, this article explores refugees’ perceptions of integration and social exclusion through entrepreneurship. By exploring refugee experiences as they engage in entrepreneurship programmes or business start-ups, our findings highlight a divide among refugees with the means to start-up businesses…

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Episode 87 – Josefina Jonsson – Exploring the social and spatial role of social media for community entrepreneurship

This study explores the dynamics of online community entrepreneurship, using a rural grocery store as a case study. I examine the role of social media in community entrepreneurship, revealing insights into the interplay between social interactions, spatial factors, and the entrepreneurial process. The case account outlines a process where online communities turn ideas into actions…

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Episode 56 – Duygu Phillips – Cryptocurrency legitimation through rhetorical strategies: an institutional entrepreneurship approach

How can cryptocurrency gain legitimacy in the eyes of users? Drawing upon the theories of institutional uncertainty and legitimacy, we propose a process model in which legitimacy for cryptocurrencies acquired at the market level via rhetorical strategies (i.e. evasive action) will reduce uncertainty in the formal institutional environment. This reduction in institutional uncertainty will beget…

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Editors – E9 – Dilani Jayawarna – Associate-Editor

I am a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). Externally, I am a Consulting Editor for the International Small Business Journal(ISBJ), a Co-Editor for the journal, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (ERD), ESRC Peer Review Committee Member, External Examiner for the Doctoral Programme at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting…

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Editors – E8 – Wadid Lamine – Associate-Editor

Dr. Wadid Lamine is an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. His research interests include technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial networks and incubation support mechanisms.

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