Interest in the field of entrepreneurship and the small firm has developed exponentially in recent decades. However, concerns have been expressed regarding the need to effectively engage more critically with the lived experiences of practicing entrepreneurs through alternative approaches and methods
seeking to account for and highlight the social, political and moral aspect of entrepreneurial practice.
By drawing recognition to the lived practice of the entrepreneur, one can begin to position the notion of action as a process of socially constructed emergent practice. Such discussion would seek to give an alternative perspective as a method of re-shaping and understanding what it means to practice
as an entrepreneur. This volume seeks to critically explore alternative dimensions to entrepreneurial and small firm research and practice. In addition, the authors seek to promote ideas from other research traditions and perspectives which are culturally enriched and challenge what we term
entrepreneurial and small firm practice.
Including topics drawn from discussions with leading scholars, researchers and practitioners alike, this collection of papers aims to generate new and exciting opportunities for a holistic view of entrepreneurial research agendas, and advance the manner in which academics and researchers think about
and engage with various aspects of entrepreneurial practice and development.
In a professional world that is quickly
transforming and becoming increasingly volatile and uncertain, the nature of
professional identity is complex and dynamic. The current literature has
overlooked many issues concerning how professionals react and behave in the
face of threats to their identity and image and there is a lack of a systemic
analysis of the phenomenon of professional identity crisis.This book contends that a full
comprehension of the dynamics taking place is now paramount from the individual
perspective and provides a new theoretical and practical approach to the
analysis and interpretation of these issues. Providing a novel understanding,
the book delivers an empirical case to explore professionals' reactions in a
context characterised by a sharp de-professionalisation pattern and ever-expanding
regulation, uncertainty, and external pressures, which constrain and mould accountants' professional boundaries and activities.
This book will prove a useful
read to researchers across organisation studies, as well as interested
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