Identity, enactment and entrepreneurship engagement in a declining place

Anderson, Alistair (2018) Identity, enactment and entrepreneurship engagement in a declining place. Journal of Small Business Management. ISSN 0047-2778

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We examine entrepreneurship practice and identity work in a rural small town in New Zealand. Once prosperous, the town suffered economically and socially as old industries closed. Recently the town was rejuvenated, largely because of Linda's entrepreneurial activities. Our findings demonstrated conflict between her entrepreneurial identity and local sense of place. We theorize Linda's entrepreneurial identity in her business practice; where she experienced controversy, despite economic success. We argue that a complete understanding of identity and entrepreneurship practices requires attention to social and spatial processes, not just economic processes.

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Journal of Small Business Management
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Anderson, A. R., Warren, L. and Bensemann, J. (2018), Identity, Enactment, and Entrepreneurship Engagement in a Declining Place. Journal of Small Business Management. doi:10.1111/jsbm.12406 which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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18 Jul 2019 15:45
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