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Broadening the View: Diverse Types of Entrepreneurs

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  • Andrea D. Bührmann


    (Universität Göttingen)

  • Katrin Hansen


    (Westfälische Hochschule)

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    In this paper the hegemonic image of the entrepreneur is confronted with a more diverse picture derived from a research project in which a variety of qualitative methods were applied. The paper opted for an exploratory study which emphasizes the generation of theory from data in the process of conducting research. Thus the open-ended approach of grounded theory is used and 29 narratives, problem-centred interviews with female and male entrepreneurs were conducted. From these interviews four different entrepreneurial types emerged: the strategic planner, the step-by-step entrepreneur, the crisis entrepreneur and the bricoleur.

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    Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

    Volume (Year): (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April-June)
    Pages: 53-72

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    Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2012:i:2:p:53-72
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