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'I just want a job': the untold stories of entrepreneurship

Garcia-Lorenzo, Lucia, Sell-Trujillo, Lucia and Donnelly, Paul (2015) 'I just want a job': the untold stories of entrepreneurship. In: Izak, Michal, Hitchin, Linda and Anderson, David, (eds.) Untold Stories in Organizations. Routledge studies in management, organizations and society. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 143-167. ISBN 9781138790018

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In this chapter, we explore the untold stories of Spanish and Irish necessity entrepreneurs to better understand the process of becoming an entrepreneur. Working with narratives, media articles, and policy documents, we illustrate how necessity entrepreneurs do not recognize themselves in the institutionalized entrepreneur narrative as empowered, creative and independent individuals. It is necessity, not opportunity that is pushing, not pulling, them to become entrepreneurial. The process is experienced as more fragmented than official narratives outline. In exposing these untold stories, the chapter expands our understanding of entrepreneurship, presenting a more nuanced view of both entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process.

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Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 10:50
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 09:57

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