NORMA eResearch @NCI Library

The challenges and methods of understanding, contextualizing and uncovering silent entrepreneurship practices

Gross, Nicole (2022) The challenges and methods of understanding, contextualizing and uncovering silent entrepreneurship practices. In: Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship as Practice. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 222-234. ISBN 9781788976824

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788976...

Abstract

Practice-based research in entrepreneurship is challenging. As researchers resist the temptation to a priori define a practice abstractly, they put emphasis on observing practices in real-time. However, what happens if these practices are hidden in and through silence? Whether silence is a conscious choice or the result of modern, digital workflows, the materials (e.g. tools, objects and things, bodies or infrastructures), capabilities (e.g. knowledge or understandings) and meanings (e.g. emotions, motivations or mental activities) which are hidden in and behind silence are not easily accessible nor are they easily understood. This chapter addresses the issue of silence, proposing that it needs to be acknowledged, understood, and contextualized before it can be challenged. Exploring silence via the use of vignettes, the chapter puts forward methodological insights related to how, in part at least, a process of 'unsilencing' can be achieved. A contribution is made by considering the theoretical as well as empirical role of silence in entrepreneurship research alongside providing methodological guides for practice-researchers.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > Entrepreneurship
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 14:49
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 09:41
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5597

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item