The Review of Austrian Economics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 467–472 | Cite as

The power of narrative in post-disaster entrepreneurial response

  • Emily Chamlee-WrightEmail author


In this response to Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster, I describe four functional roles that storytelling plays in fueling and shaping entrepreneurial action in post-disaster contexts, with a specific focus on how storytelling motivates residents and entrepreneurs to return and rebuild their damaged homes and communities.


Disaster recovery Entrepreneurs Narrative Storytelling Hurricane Katrina 

JEL codes

B53 D71 L26 L31 Q54 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Humane StudiesArlingtonUSA

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