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Researching peculiarity of entrepreneurs: from positivism to social constructivism

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper attempts to uncover the social reality of entrepreneurship from South Asian

    context. Socio-culturally-bound actors, social actions and outputs in entrepreneurial activity

    requires context-sensitivity, expressed through cognizance of institutional characteristics, the

    interface between cultural values and business, and historical and cultural forces which impact

    on entrepreneurship. Successful theories of entrepreneurship in the South Asia need to be formed

    in context sensitivity shaped by local culture and values. This paper, therefore, outlines the

    development of a research framework and a research process used to better understand links

    between society, community and entrepreneurial activity in the South Asia. This process brought

    new insights of the interplay between social realities and the field of entrepreneurial activity.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Gamage, H. R. & Wickramasinghe, A. (2014). Researching peculiarity of entrepreneurs: from positivism to social constructivism. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 17 (2), 91-100.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/431

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 91

End Page


  • 100

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • This paper attempts to uncover the social reality of entrepreneurship from South Asian

    context. Socio-culturally-bound actors, social actions and outputs in entrepreneurial activity

    requires context-sensitivity, expressed through cognizance of institutional characteristics, the

    interface between cultural values and business, and historical and cultural forces which impact

    on entrepreneurship. Successful theories of entrepreneurship in the South Asia need to be formed

    in context sensitivity shaped by local culture and values. This paper, therefore, outlines the

    development of a research framework and a research process used to better understand links

    between society, community and entrepreneurial activity in the South Asia. This process brought

    new insights of the interplay between social realities and the field of entrepreneurial activity.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Gamage, H. R. & Wickramasinghe, A. (2014). Researching peculiarity of entrepreneurs: from positivism to social constructivism. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 17 (2), 91-100.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/431

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 91

End Page


  • 100

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 2