“I just want a job”: Untold stories of entrepreneurship.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & PRECARIOUS CONDITIONS
Paper presented at the Storytelling Conference at Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, UK, on 13-14 June, 2013.
Despite increasing recognition of entrepreneurship as a diverse
phenomenon (Venkataraman, 1997), most research on this area still
assumes that entrepreneurship is a positive quality or state to aspire
to (Calás et al, 2009; Dey and Steyaert, 2010, 2012). However, not
everyone that becomes entrepreneurial identifies with this positive,
market oriented, and functional view of entrepreneurship. We aim to give
voice to alternative, and mainly untold, stories of entrepreneurship
(Imas and Weston, 2012; Özkazanç-Pan, 2009), namely those of the
un(der)employed, where entrepreneurship is more of a forced necessary
path, rather than a positive, empowering choice.
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