From barriers to barring: Why emotion matters for entrepreneurial development (ISBJ Best Paper Prize)

Doern, Rachel and Goss, David. 2013. From barriers to barring: Why emotion matters for entrepreneurial development (ISBJ Best Paper Prize). International Small Business Journal, 31(5), pp. 496-519. ISSN 0266-2426 [Article]

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We offer a critique of conventional approaches to entrepreneurial barriers and point to the neglect of social and emotional processes in their operation. Drawing from qualitative interviews with 25 entrepreneurs in Russia, we suggest that power rituals between entrepreneurs and state officials may impair entrepreneurial motivation. Our main contribution lies in conceptualizing barriers not simply as objective obstacles but as processes of barring, and in exploring how these might emerge. We elaborate a model of the social nature of barriers and the mediating role played by emotions. We discuss the implications of barring for entrepreneurial action more broadly.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242611425555

Keywords:

entrepreneurial action, barriers, emotion, power rituals, Russia

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
August 2013Published

Item ID:

9658

Date Deposited:

17 Jan 2014 10:38

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 11:48

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9658

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