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    Discipline, abjection, and poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship: A constitutive perspective

    Castellanza, Luca (2022) Discipline, abjection, and poverty alleviation through entrepreneurship: A constitutive perspective. Journal of Business Venturing, 37 (1). p. 106032. ISSN 0883-9026

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    Collective entrepreneurship has been found to alleviate extreme poverty by helping poor in- dividuals integrate into their societies and overcome their multiple intertwined liabilities. We complement this line of inquiry by exploring the conditions under which group structures may instead reinforce economic and gendered poverty constraints. We conducted grounded-theoretical interviews with 104 women entrepreneurs operating in farming cooperatives and non-farm groups in war-torn South-West Cameroon. Analysing our data through a constitutive lens, we found that discipline, the extent to which rules determine and control individual behaviours, helps poor women overcome extreme economic constraints but prevents them from attaining prosperity and emancipation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Constitutive ontology; Poverty Opportunities; Emancipation Grounded theory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17166
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    Depositing User: Luca Castellanza
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2023 09:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Business Venturing
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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