The opportunity not taken: The occupational identity of entrepreneurs in contexts of poverty

Angelique Slade Shantz, Geoffrey Kistruck, Charlene Zietsma

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Abstract

Innovative entrepreneurship is an essential but often missing outcome of poverty alleviation efforts. This qualitative study set in Ghana explores the occupational identity of entrepreneurs, the institutions that shape it, and how the roles of an entrepreneur in this environment may be at odds with the pursuit of innovative opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2017Aug 8 2017

Other

Other77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period8/4/178/8/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Industrial relations
  • Management Information Systems

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Shantz, A. S., Kistruck, G., & Zietsma, C. (2017). The opportunity not taken: The occupational identity of entrepreneurs in contexts of poverty. Paper presented at 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2017, Atlanta, United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.02.003