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Hegemonic Conceptualizations of Empowerment in Entrepreneurship and Their Suitability for Collective Contexts

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Department of Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship, College of Business & Economics, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain P.O. Box 15551, United Arab Emirates
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Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury CT1 1QU, UK
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USEK Business School, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh 446, Lebanon
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Adm. Sci. 2021, 11(1), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11010028
Received: 9 February 2021 / Revised: 1 March 2021 / Accepted: 2 March 2021 / Published: 9 March 2021
The relationship between empowerment and entrepreneurship in collective societies is, in our view, insufficiently examined. Accepted definitions of empowerment and the assumptions underlying programs and research designs based on them result in outcomes that self-fulfil and, as a result, disappoint. Several issues are prevalent: the empowerment potential of programs is overestimated and the dominant view of what constitutes an ‘empowered self’ does not go deep enough to explore, and reframe, the self and its relationship to agency—two issues at the core of empowerment definitions and formulations. In this conceptual article, we examine the entrepreneurship and empowerment literature to suggest ways forward for the future health and relevance of the subject area. We highlight a serious methodological and perceptual issue within the literature, which offers many opportunities for theory development in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurship; empowerment; collectivism; women; development entrepreneurship; empowerment; collectivism; women; development
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Wood, B.P.; Ng, P.Y.; Bastian, B.L. Hegemonic Conceptualizations of Empowerment in Entrepreneurship and Their Suitability for Collective Contexts. Adm. Sci. 2021, 11, 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11010028

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Wood BP, Ng PY, Bastian BL. Hegemonic Conceptualizations of Empowerment in Entrepreneurship and Their Suitability for Collective Contexts. Administrative Sciences. 2021; 11(1):28. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11010028

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Wood, Bronwyn P.; Ng, Poh Y.; Bastian, Bettina L. 2021. "Hegemonic Conceptualizations of Empowerment in Entrepreneurship and Their Suitability for Collective Contexts" Adm. Sci. 11, no. 1: 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci11010028

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