Narrative attributions of entrepreneurial failure

Mantere, Saku and Aula, Pekka and Schildt, Henri and Vaara, Eero (2013) Narrative attributions of entrepreneurial failure. Journal of Business Venturing, 28 (4). pp. 459-473. ISSN 0883-9026

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Abstract

We examine how organizational stakeholders use narratives in their psychological processing of venture failure. We identify a range of “narrative attributions”, alternative accounts of failure that actors draw on to process the failure and their role in it. Our analysis provides a view of entrepreneurial failure as a complex social construction, as entrepreneurs, hired executives, employees and the media construct failure in distinctively different ways. Narratives provide means for both cognitive and emotional processing of failure through grief recovery and self-justification.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Business Venturing
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
64840
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Deposited On:
31 May 2013 15:32
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Yes
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Published
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11 Jun 2020 02:47