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How women in the UAE enact entrepreneurial identities to build legitimacy

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How women in the UAE enact entrepreneurial identities to build legitimacy. / Thompson-Whiteside, Helen; Turnbull, Sarah; Fletcher-Brown, Judith.

In: International Small Business Journal, 17.11.2020.

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title = "How women in the UAE enact entrepreneurial identities to build legitimacy",
abstract = "This article examines how women enact an entrepreneurial identity as a means to secure legitimacy for their entrepreneurial activity. Using a netnographic analysis of media interviews with women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we identify how women construct an entrepreneurial identity. Findings indicate that women highlight micro aspects of their identity, provide both personal and external sources of evidence to substantiate their claims, and adhere to potentially conflicting institutional logics. The findings contribute to knowledge of how entrepreneurship is legitimised and can disrupt institutional arrangements which constrained women. This article provides both a gendered and novel contextual view, adding theoretical depth to contemporary conceptualisations of entrepreneurial legitimacy.",
author = "Helen Thompson-Whiteside and Sarah Turnbull and Judith Fletcher-Brown",
year = "2020",
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day = "17",
language = "English",
journal = "International Small Business Journal",
issn = "0266-2426",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",

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