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Being differently abled: learning lessons from dyslexic entrepreneurs.

Smith, Robert

Authors

Robert Smith



Contributors

Richard T. Harrison
Editor

Claire M. Leitch
Editor

Abstract

Learning plays a crucial part in the development of entrepreneurial propensity and is inextricably linked to communication. An appreciation of the role of communication in entrepreneurial studies is increasing, albeit slowly, and in particular the pervasiveness of entrepreneurial narrative as a learning mechanism. For example, our knowledge of entrepreneurship is often grounded in cherished stories. These stor ies are built around accepted myths. One such myth of the ‘poor -boy’ struggling to overcome communicational difficulties has long had anecdotal credence in entrepreneurial narrative. Indeed, it is part and parcel of the heroic construct of the entrepreneur and is an element of the basic script.

Citation

SMITH, R. 2008. Being differently abled: learning lessons from dyslexic entrepreneurs. In Harrison, R.T. and Leitch, C.M. (eds.) Entrepreneurial learning: conceptual frameworks and applications. Abingdon: Routledge, pages 291-312.

Publication Date Jan 31, 2008
Deposit Date Feb 29, 2012
Publicly Available Date Feb 29, 2012
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Pages 291-312
Book Title Entrepreneurial learning: conceptual frameworks and applications
ISBN 9780415394161
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/710

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