entrepreneurship

Episode 59 – Natalia Vershinina & Nichola Phillips – Online communities and entrepreneuring mothers: practices of building, being and belonging

Informed by contributions of Professor Alistair Anderson to the social perspective of entrepreneurship, rooted in social relationships and social capital, this article examines how members of an online community collectively interpret and negotiate the challenges of pursuing entrepreneurship alongside parenthood. This article adopts a multi-staged research design, incorporating netnography, participant observation, and qualitative semi-structured interviews.

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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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Episode 43 – Steffen Korsgaard & Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson – Entrepreneurship and embeddedness: process, context and theoretical foundations

In this article, we introduce the special issue on entrepreneurship and embeddedness. We do so by providing a brief overview of existing research on the topic focused on three important conversations related to process, context and theoretical foundations.

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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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Episode 42 – Michela Loi – Rethinking and reconceptualising entrepreneurship education a legacy from Alistair Anderson

This paper aims to extend the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship education by integrating several of the most relevant lessons from Anderson’s contribution into current conceptualizations. We identify three main dimensions of Anderson’s work useful for our purpose: conceptualization of entrepreneurship; network and social capital as mechanisms to explain entrepreneurship as a socially embedded phenomenon; and…

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Episode 38 – James Cunningham & Simon S. Fraser – Images of entrepreneurship: divergent national constructions of what it is to ‘do’ entrepreneurship

In this research note, we further Alistair R. Anderson’s argument that an atomized view of entrepreneurship as an economic function provides limited understanding of what it is to actually do entrepreneurship. We take the stance that entrepreneurship, as a process, is born of social context.

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Authors 32 – Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson & Karin Hellerstedt – Rethinking embeddedness: a review and research agenda

We conduct a comprehensive review of embeddedness in entrepreneurship research. Although the term “embeddedness” is frequently used in this field of study, less is known about the ways in which it is operationalized and applied. Using criterion sampling, we analyse 198 articles in order to investigate how embeddedness is conceptualized and what role it plays…

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Editors – E7 – Allan Discua Cruz – Associate-Editor

Dr. Allan Discua Cruz  is the director of the Centre for Family Business at Lancaster University Management School. His current research interests relate to entrepreneurship by families in business.

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Authors – E20 – Humera Manzoor – Entrepreneurship through Bricolage: a study of displaced entrepreneurs at times of war and conflict

War and conflict brings about adverse changes for those who are displaced. How do entrepreneurial individuals respond to such adversity to either set-up, or continue with their existing entrepreneurial endeavours that would improve their own livelihood or that of others who have been affected?

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