Living the Dream? Assessing the 'Entrepreneurship as Emancipation' Perspective in a Developed Region

30 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016

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Jennifer Jennings

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

P. Devereaux Jennings

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Manely Sharifian

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Date Written: January 2016

Abstract

This paper seeks to stimulate additional research on the entrepreneurship‐as‐emancipation perspective. We extend extant work by specifying the practices within developed regions from which entrepreneurs arguably pursue liberation and then developing hypotheses pertaining to the incidence, determinants, and outcomes associated with departure from such norms. Our survey findings offer evidence to question not only the prevalence with which entrepreneurs in such contexts deviate from the status quo, but also the characteristics of those who enact greater departure. On average, women are not more likely to do so; moreover, they tend to be less satisfied overall when they do deviate highly.

Suggested Citation

Jennings, Jennifer and Jennings, P. Devereaux and Sharifian, Manely, Living the Dream? Assessing the 'Entrepreneurship as Emancipation' Perspective in a Developed Region (January 2016). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 40, Issue 1, pp. 81-110, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2720658 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12106

Jennifer Jennings (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

P. Devereaux Jennings

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

Manely Sharifian

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

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