Student and/or Entrepreneur? Managing Multiple Identities among Emerging University Student Entrepreneurs: Norminated for the European Best Paper Competition

Suna Sørensen, William B. Gartner

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Abstract

Drawing on narratives and a multi-layered sense-making perspective, this paper explores how students make use of different novel combinations of the two identities "student" and "entrepreneur" in an effort to coordinate these in the process of becoming an entrepreneur. Six grounded practices for combining the identities are proposed and discussed as a way to challenge the meaning attached to the practiced concepts of "student" and "entrepreneur" from a theoretical as well as practical perspective. The practices are organized into a conceptual framework containing the two continuums: "integration/disintegration" and "student and/or entrepreneur".  

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRENT XX - Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Number of pages22
PublisherIntersentia
Publication date2006
Pages1-22
ISBN (Electronic)9050956327
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventRENT - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 23 Nov 200524 Nov 2006
Conference number: XX

Conference

ConferenceRENT
NumberXX
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period23/11/200524/11/2006

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