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    Disability entrepreneurship research: review and critical reflection through the lens of individual-opportunity nexus

    Baines, Ning and Klangboonkrong, T. (2021) Disability entrepreneurship research: review and critical reflection through the lens of individual-opportunity nexus. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    Given the paucity and the fragmented nature of the extant literature on disability entrepreneurship, this literature review juxtaposes the current body of knowledge to the individual-opportunity nexus perspective on entrepreneurship. Six thematic findings emerge from the review. Together, they suggest that while the term disability is understood in relation to structural hindrances and that barriers on multiple levels – societal, market, and personal – influence the availability of opportunities to entrepreneurs with disability (EWDs), current understanding of how these challenges could be overcome is mostly related to adaptive mechanisms at the individual level. The use of individual-opportunity nexus as the point of departure reveals some limitations, as we argue that the deterministic, variance-theoretic approach may be too restrictive if entrepreneurship is intended as a development policy. The same concern will likely apply to other areas of entrepreneurship involving disadvantaged people. Some future research avenues that contribute to both theory and practice are suggested.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: CIMR Working Paper no.51, ISSN: 2052-062X
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Disability, Entrepreneurship, Systematic literature review, Individual-Opportunities nexus, Competences, Public policy
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2021 10:25
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 20:03
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/43966

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