Provides insights into the psychology of entrepreneurship in response to chronic adversity
Uses phenomena-based approach which will appeal to different scholars from different theory-based traditions
Engages SDGs related to no poverty, good health & well-being, quality education, gender equality, & decent work
This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
Table of contents (7 chapters)
About this book
This open acess book extends recent work on entrepreneurship in response to adverse events to explore entrepreneurial responses by people who face chronic adversity more deeply. Instead of focusing on the sort of responses intended to destroy the institutions that create and sustain chronic adversity, the authors are interested in how individuals use entrepreneurial action to find a way within these adverse constraints to improve their lives.
They explore the positive outcomes arising from these entrepreneurial actions for the entrepreneurial actor and their family members as well as the negative consequences of these entrepreneurial responses to chronic adversity—outcomes that diminish others’ well-being.
The book relies on the lived experiences of those facing chronic adversity to provide insights into the bright—and dark—sides of entrepreneurship and the complexity of these relationships. It will serve as a valuable resource to scholars seeking to understand how entrepreneurial action is conceived and implemented by those facing challenging resource-poor environments.
- poverty alleviation
- resource scarcity
- human exploitation
- illegal entrepreneurship
- corporate entrepreneurship
- Open Access
Authors and Affiliations
University of Notre Dame, Bloomington, USA
Dean A. Shepherd
Department of Business Administration, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland
University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
About the authors
Dean Shepherd is the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University, USA.
Vinit Parida is the Chaired Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden and University of Vaasa, FinlandJoakim Wincent is a Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland and Hanken School of Economics, Finland.
Book Title: Entrepreneurial Responses to Chronic Adversity
Book Subtitle: The Bright, the Dark, and the in Between
Authors: Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-04883-8Published: 15 June 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-04886-9Published: 15 June 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-04884-5Published: 13 June 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 213
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Organization, Business Strategy and Leadership