Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Identity work in entrepreneurship education: activating, scripting and resisting the entrepreneurial self

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

Entrepreneurship education (EE) theory and practice show increasing interest in the concept of identity work as integral to entrepreneurial learning. EE offers various approaches to guiding students towards entrepreneurial identities, but critics note that these meet neoliberal manifestations of the entrepreneurial self, leaving little room for alternative identities to be cultivated in EE. Concerned with this critique, we aim to contribute to the EE literature through a detailed investigation of the identity work practices enacted in a case of EE, which explicitly seeks to facilitate the entrepreneurial identity construction of students. Through an in-depth analysis of teacher–student interactions, we identify three practices: setting new rules to activate the entrepreneurial self, playing by the rules by figuring the script and bending the rules protecting the self. Our analysis highlights the significance of resistance and notions of authenticity, which leads us to rethink the meaning and conditions of entrepreneurial identity work in EE.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Small Business Journal
Vol/bind38
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)271-292
ISSN0266-2426
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2020

Se relationer på Aarhus Universitet Citationsformater

ID: 173070208