Female social-housing residents and pre-entrepreneurial identity: the first step towards entrepreneurship within local economic development

Hussain, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-8273-7801 and Carey, C., 2018. Female social-housing residents and pre-entrepreneurial identity: the first step towards entrepreneurship within local economic development. In: Proceedings from the 32nd Annual British Academy of Management Conference. British Academy of Management. ISBN 9780995641310

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Abstract

Placing entrepreneurship at the forefront as a path to employment for unemployed female social-housing residents, this paper reports on research carried out within Balsall Heath, Birmingham, UK. The field of entrepreneurship is fragmented and known for varied opinions (Keating and Higgins, 2016; Audretsch et al., 2007), with entrepreneurship and identity research growing, this paper aims to narrow these fragmented gaps. This paper seeks to contribute to limited research upon pre-entrepreneurial identity, as the first-step in forming a tailored entrepreneurship support programme and enhance understanding of identity at the pre-entrepreneur stage. A qualitative research methodology is adopted, through traditional storytelling, people naturally arrange their lives, events and experiences into stories as they are 'narrative thinkers' (Graham et al., 2015:345). Grounded-theory analysis is applied in aiding the creation of a theoretical framework through practice-based theory (Rae, 2004b). Findings are presented through an emergent model of pre-entrepreneurial identity, classifying emerged themes through two characteristics: tangible and intangible.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper presented British Academy of Management 32nd Annual Conference: Driving Productivity in Uncertain Times, Bristol, 4-6 September 2018.
Creators: Hussain, S. and Carey, C.
Publisher: British Academy of Management
Date: 28 September 2018
ISBN: 9780995641310
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 02 Nov 2021 09:21
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 10:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44565

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