Entrepreneurial resourcefulness in unstable institutional contexts - the example of European Union borderlands

Welter, Friederike, Xheneti, Mirela and Smallbone, David (2017) Entrepreneurial resourcefulness in unstable institutional contexts - the example of European Union borderlands. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. ISSN 1932-4391 (Accepted)

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Abstract

This paper advances our understanding of entrepreneurial resourcefulness in unstable institutional contexts, which are characterized by resource constraints and institutional changes but are rich in intangible resources of a socio-cultural nature. Drawing on qualitative data of individuals engaged in informal cross border activities in EU borderlands, we theorize resourcefulness along two core dimensions: continuity and change in relation to socio-cultural, spatial and institutional conditions and, development and coping as outcomes. We identify six configurations of resourcefulness patterns and outcomes that extend current understandings of the variations in how individuals interact with their contexts offering, therefore, a nuanced view of resourcefulness.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Research Centres and Groups: Intrapreneurship Hub
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mirela Xheneti
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:56
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 19:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67227

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