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Entrepreneurial Responses to Chronic Adversity

The Bright, the Dark, and the in Between

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • 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

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Making Do with the Resources at Hand to Improve One’s Life and Others’ Lives

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 1-28Open Access
  3. Entrepreneurs Alleviating Poverty Through Educating Their Children

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 29-54Open Access
  4. Refugee Entrepreneurs Building and Displaying Resilience

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 55-89Open Access
  5. Women Entrepreneurs Flourishing or Languishing at the Bottom of the Pyramid

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 91-123Open Access
  6. Personal Adversity and Justifying Illegal and Costly Entrepreneurial Action

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 125-152Open Access
  7. An Entrepreneurial Process for Exploiting Vulnerable People’s Labor

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 153-184Open Access
  8. Corruption as Corporate Entrepreneurship

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Vinit Parida, Joakim Wincent
    Pages 185-207Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 209-213

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.


Keywords

  • poverty alleviation
  • innovation
  • resource scarcity
  • human exploitation
  • resilience
  • refugees
  • corruption
  • illegal entrepreneurship
  • flourishing
  • identity
  • 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

    Vinit Parida

  • University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

    Joakim Wincent

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, Finland

Joakim Wincent is a Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland and Hanken School of Economics, Finland. 


Bibliographic Information

  • 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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-04884-5

  • 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: 978-3-031-04883-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-04886-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-04884-5

  • 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

Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)