Rural Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Ulyatt, Ian (2008) Rural Entrepreneurs with Disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation . ISSN 0963-8288

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Although a small literature has recently emerged that highlights the existence of social entrepreneurship, the idea that entrepreneurship and enterprise culture might be other than profit-driven capitalist endeavour is seldom entertained. The aim of this article is to evaluate critically this dominant narrative. The finding is that one-third of all entrepreneurs are driven primarily by social goals rather than profit, and that cultures of entrepreneurship markedly vary across population groups and areas, with rural and marginalized populations displaying a greater propensity to engage in social rather than profit-driven entrepreneurship. The article concludes by discussing the public policy implications of this finding that enterprise cultures are not everywhere and always profit-driven, raising questions not only about whether the promotion of profit-driven entrepreneurship in marginalized populations is akin to parachuting in an alien enterprise culture but also whether a focus upon social entrepreneurship might promote greater inclusiveness in the enterprise culture agenda than is currently the case

Keywords:People with Disabilities, Rural Entrepreneurs
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N290 Management studies not elsewhere classified
L Social studies > L340 Disability in Society
Divisions:COLLEGE OF ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES > Lincoln International Business School > Department of Management
ID Code:55872
Deposited On:15 Sep 2023 15:01

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