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

Date

2021

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Publisher

Wiley

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The individual-opportunity nexus has been a highly influential perspective in entrepreneurship, but its market-focused and variance-deterministic character poses serious limitations where entrepreneurship is intended as a development policy for disabled people. The extant research in disability entrepreneurship converges in the recognition of structural barriers faced by disabled entrepreneurs, but in most cases the multi-level challenges only translate to adaptive mechanisms at an individual level. When individual-opportunity nexus is adopted as a lens, its variance-deterministic setup and market-focused outcome definitions are in favour of entrepreneurs with conventional characteristics, but less helpful for a policy purpose where substantial non-economic value could be overlooked. Two critical points for consideration in disability entrepreneurship research are the role of context in which the disabled entrepreneurs are embedded, and influences of different levels of analysis.

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Keywords

Disability, Entrepreneurship, Systematic literature review, Individual-Opportunities nexus

Citation

Klangboonkrong, T. and Baines N. (forthcoming). Disability entrepreneurship research: critical reflection through the lens of individual-opportunity nexus. Strategic Change.

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Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)