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Entrepreneurship under patriarchy: the intersecting forces characterising everyday life for Nigeria's women entrepreneurs. (2024)
Journal Article
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. [2024]. Entrepreneurship under patriarchy: the intersecting forces characterising everyday life for Nigeria's women entrepreneurs. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-04-2023-0334

Nigeria presents something of an entrepreneurial paradox. Women in entrepreneurship dominate the economy, yet patriarchal structures dominate society. This article investigates how patriarchal factors impact entrepreneurial processes, in turn, creati... Read More about Entrepreneurship under patriarchy: the intersecting forces characterising everyday life for Nigeria's women entrepreneurs..

Anatomy of a qualitative methods section: embracing the researcher as an engaged author. (2024)
Journal Article
GADDEFORS, J. and CUNNINGHAM, J. 2024. Anatomy of a qualitative methods section: embracing the researcher as an engaged author. Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2024.2315156

In this editorial, we explore the content of qualitative methods sections in one year of publications from Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (E&RD). We build a common anatomy of qualitative method work, exposing this to critique as we establi... Read More about Anatomy of a qualitative methods section: embracing the researcher as an engaged author..

Contextualizing female entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Nigeria. (2023)
Book Chapter
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2023. Contextualizing female entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Nigeria. In Harrison, C. and Omeihe, K.O. (eds.) Contextualising African studies: challenges and the way forward. Bingley: Emerald, chapter 2, pages 13-36. To be made available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80455-338-120231002

Our aim is to better understand access to finance and financial inclusion and how this impacts the development of female-run enterprises in Nigeria. In such a way, we can better understand the gendered context of entrepreneurship and the implications... Read More about Contextualizing female entrepreneurship and financial inclusion in Nigeria..

Marginalised or not? The impact of gender inequality in the ability of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to access finance. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2023. Marginalised or not? The impact of gender inequality in the ability of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to access finance. Presented at the 6th Gender, work and organization conference 2023 (GWO2023): marginalised gender identities: how can intellectual activism transform work and organization, 28-30 June 2023, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

The primary focus of this research is to explore the role of gender inequality in accessing business finance by female-run enterprises in Nigeria. In such a way, we can better understand the reasons behind the perceived gendered context of entreprene... Read More about Marginalised or not? The impact of gender inequality in the ability of women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to access finance..

An investigation of everyday entrepreneurship in a resource-constrained context. (2022)
Thesis
DASPAN, T.D. 2022. An investigation of everyday entrepreneurship in a resource-constrained context. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1880221

Entrepreneurship has become an indispensable instrument for stimulating economic activities in the global economy. It is getting more attention because of the significant contributions of small businesses as key drivers to the growth and socio-econom... Read More about An investigation of everyday entrepreneurship in a resource-constrained context..

Narrating the "social": the evolving stories of Pakistan's social entrepreneurs. (2022)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J., XIONG, L., HASHIM, H. and YUNIS, M.S. 2022. Narrating the "social": the evolving stories of Pakistan's social entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], 34(7-8): special issue in memory of Professor Alistair Anderson 'Social perspectives of entrepreneuring', pages 576-581. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2022.2077990

Social enterprises are often characterised by the vision and drive of an individual founder. We challenge this by taking inspiration from Alistair R. Anderson's arguments that social entrepreneurship is better understood as enacted within a social co... Read More about Narrating the "social": the evolving stories of Pakistan's social entrepreneurs..

Images of entrepreneurship: divergent national constructions of what it is to 'do' entrepreneurship. (2022)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and FRASER, S.S. 2022. Images of entrepreneurship: divergent national constructions of what it is to 'do' entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and regional development [online], 34(7-8): special issue in memory of Professor Alistair Anderson 'Social perspectives of entrepreneuring, pages 576-581. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2022.2071997

In this research note, we further Alistair R. Anderson's argument that an atomized view of entrepreneurship as an economic function provides limited understanding of what it is to actually do entrepreneurship. We take the stance that entrepreneurship... Read More about Images of entrepreneurship: divergent national constructions of what it is to 'do' entrepreneurship..

Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria and access to finance: a comparative study. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2022. Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria and access to finance: a comparative study. In Proceedings of 36th British Academy of Management conference 2022 (BAM 2022): reimagining business and management as a force for good, 31 August - 2 September 2022, Manchester, UK. London: British Academy of Management [online]. To be available from: https://www.bam.ac.uk/conference-proceedings.html

Our aim is to better understand access to finance and its role in the development of female-run enterprises in Nigeria. In such a way, we can better understand the gendered context of entrepreneurship and the implications for business growth. The pap... Read More about Female entrepreneurship in Nigeria and access to finance: a comparative study..

Family entrepreneurship in communities: social context and the creation of social value. (2022)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and SEAMAN, C. 2022. Family entrepreneurship in communities: social context and the creation of social value. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 16(2), pages 189-195. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-04-2022-220

For some time now, studies in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity have acknowledged the importance of context. This growing realisation that entrepreneurial behaviour does not happen in a vacuum, but is instead informed by the structures, r... Read More about Family entrepreneurship in communities: social context and the creation of social value..

Changing society: pioneering women entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. (2022)
Thesis
ALGAHTANI, S. 2022. Changing society: pioneering women entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1677949

The research examines the role of institutions influencing Saudi female entrepreneurs, and how they became enabled to be social agents and institutional entrepreneurs in a very traditional, family-orientated society - albeit facing pressures to chang... Read More about Changing society: pioneering women entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia..

Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance in Nigeria. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ONOSHAKPOR, C., CUNNINGHAM, J. and GAMMIE, E. 2021. Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance In Nigeria. Presented at 2021 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE): bridging enterprise, policy and practice: creating social and public value, 28-29 October 2021, Cardiff, UK.

Aim: The aim of this research is to critically evaluate the role of access to finance on the development of female-run enterprises in Nigeria. The study extends this to examine the role of gender as it is perceived in the Nigerian society, and how th... Read More about Critical analysis of female entrepreneurship and access to finance in Nigeria..

Collaborative resistance: how a craft beer scene was built through sharing and nurturing relationships. (2021)
Book Chapter
CUNNINGHAM, J. and FRASER, S.S. 2021. Collaborative resistance: how a craft beer scene was built through sharing and nurturing relationships. In Clarke, D., Ellis, V., Patrick-Thomson, H. and Weir, D. (eds.) Researching craft beer: understanding production, community and culture in an evolving sector. Bingley: Emerald [online], chapter 6, pages 79-98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80043-184-320211006

In this chapter, we explore the entrepreneurial nature of craft brewing. We find growth in the microbrewery sector has been supported through a cooperative approach between competing artisanal small firms. This has helped build competitive advantage... Read More about Collaborative resistance: how a craft beer scene was built through sharing and nurturing relationships..

Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020)
Journal Article
MCGUIRE, D., CUNNINGHAM, J.E.A., REYNOLDS, K. and MATTHEWS-SMITH, G. 2020. Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the COVID-19 pandemic. Human resource development international [online], 23(4): special issue on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on work, worker and workplace!? Implications for HRD research and practices in the time of crisis, pages 361-379. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2020.1779543

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested the leadership and communication abilities of political leaders globally. Guiding an effective response to the global pandemic has required leaders to demonstrate not only effective planning and coordination... Read More about Beating the virus: an examination of the crisis communication approach taken by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Craft beer sector collaboration in North East Scotland: the role of individual success. (2020)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and BARCLAY, S. 2020. Craft beer sector collaboration in North East Scotland: the role of individual success. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 21(4), pages 263-274. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750320921296

Our understanding of craft brewing is beginning to grow and a key theme to emerge from this artistic and intrinsically creative sector is the dependence on collaboration between entrepreneurial agents. In the North East of Scotland, the growth in cra... Read More about Craft beer sector collaboration in North East Scotland: the role of individual success..

Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors. (2019)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and TOLONEN, K.-M. 2019. Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business [online], 37(4), pages 492-512. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2019.101700

Berlin is a city famous for its artistic culture and uniquely inspired history, building a hotbed of creativity to draw talent from across the world. Our research problem is that, notwithstanding abundant creativity, Berlin's economy struggles behind... Read More about Maintaining the scene: entrepreneurship in Berlin's artistic sectors..

Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and MCGUIRE, D. 2019. Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland. Human resource development international [online], 22(5), pages 526-552. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2019.1608124

Minority-ethnic, family-run SMEs perform an increasingly important role in the Scottish economy. Yet, research has identified that such businesses are less likely to access publicly-funded business support and training opportunities. This paper draws... Read More about Business support and training in minority-ethnic, family-run firms: the case of SMEs in Scotland..

Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding. (2018)
Journal Article
WASIM, J., CUNNINGHAM, J., MAXWELL-COLE, A. and TAYLOR, J.R. 2020. Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding. International journal of entrepreneurial behavior and research [online], 26(1), pages 141-157. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-05-2017-0167

Knowledge transfer plays a key role in the succession process. While much attention has been given to the passing of business knowledge form incumbent to successor, less is known about the use of nonfamily knowledge during this most crucial of family... Read More about Nonfamily knowledge during family business succession: a cultural understanding..

Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms. (2018)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. 2020. Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms. International journal of human resource management [online], 31(22), pages 2785-2807. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1469160

Family businesses are held in high regard the world over for their impact on employment, credited in part to their longevity and abundance. In spite of this omnipresence, we have only begun to understand the day-to-day realities of the family busines... Read More about Identifying as an outsider: implications for nonfamily in small family firms..

Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. (2018)
Journal Article
CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2018. Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making. Group decision and negotiation [online], 27(3), pages 393-415. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of confidence in how both new and experienced entrepreneurs interpret and make sense of their business environment to inform decision-making. We illustrate our conceptual arguments with descriptive... Read More about Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs' decision-making..

The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. (2017)
Journal Article
KALDEN, J.N., CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives. International journal of entrepreneurship and innovation [online], 18(2), pages 91-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1465750317706439

The German economy is praised for its stability, creating a seemingly strong economic environment in which entrepreneurship should thrive. Our research problem is that, in spite of the strong economy, new venture creation rates are substantially lowe... Read More about The social status of entrepreneurs: contrasting German perspectives..