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Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and the Value of Feminist Approaches to Understanding Them

Galloway, Laura; Kapasi, Isla; Sang, Katherine


Laura Galloway

Isla Kapasi

Katherine Sang


Entrepreneurship research principally focuses on business growth. This focus valorizes the masculine and marginalizes other interpretations. Consequently, entrepreneurship is restricted to
a phenomenon that is rare in the diverse business world. The leadership literature proposes that entrepreneurship may not be as masculine as we assume anyway. Our understanding of entrepreneurship needs development at the conceptual level. We argue that performativity, as described in feminist theory, can contribute to how we interpret entrepreneurship and that this might inform both the entrepreneurship and leadership literatures to afford us better understanding of what we might mean by “entrepreneurial leadership.”

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 17, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 17, 2015
Publication Date 2015-07
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jun 18, 2017
Print ISSN 0047-2778
Electronic ISSN 1540-627X
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 53
Issue 3
Pages 683-692
Keywords Entrepreneurship research; leadership; entrepreneurship;
Public URL
Contract Date Apr 5, 2016


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