Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting.
Entrepreneurship as a manifestation of change is vital in terms of jobs and business dynamism. However, entrepreneurship as a social activity occurs in time and space and is seen as a natural, organic process. We assume this change will occur naturally, but this can be interrupted by planned change. This observational study examines the influence of socio-cultural factors on the evolution of community-based entrepreneurial activity in an urban village setting using the social metrics of home, habitus and habituation to examine how this activity develops within a planned monocultural middle class enclave. Studying social entrepreneurship in a fixed social setting permits us to investigate the embededdness of the entrepreneurial process in a naturally occurring environment. When the natural order is interrupted, entrepreneurial activity becomes disjointed and finds new avenues of emergence as community-based entrepreneurial activity in which business is facilitated by social networking and entrepreneurial identity is socially constructed through play.
SMITH, R. 2011. Observing community-based entrepreneurship and social networking at play in an urban village setting. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 12(1), pages 62-81. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2011.037340
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 31, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Mar 31, 2011|
|Publication Date||Mar 31, 2011|
|Deposit Date||Nov 30, 2011|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 30, 2011|
|Journal||International journal of entrepreneurship and small business|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Economic sociology; Economic geography; Social entrepreneurship; Social networking; Community based entrepreneurship; Urban villages; Planned change; Jobs; Employment; Business dynamism; Cities; Social activities; Natural processes; Organic processes; Soc|
SMITH 2011 Observing community-based entrepreneurship
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