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From Productive to Destructive Entrepreneurship, and back? A Malmo Drug Dealer Story

Hmouz, Mahmoud LU and Aerakis, Iason LU (2016) ENTN19 20161
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the phenomenon of destructive entrepreneurship from a contextual perspective, by conducting a narrative study in a cosmopolitan city of Sweden. A narrative story is constructed based on the life story of a drug dealer. This narrative is used as input in interviews with respondents representing different political and social organisations in our cosmopolitan city.

Design/Methodology/Approach Adopting a qualitative approach, specifically a narrative history, an examination of the key facts that led to the drug dealer’s current position is provided. The personal circumstances and characteristics of the drug dealer are explored, discussed with experts on various related fields,... (More)
Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the phenomenon of destructive entrepreneurship from a contextual perspective, by conducting a narrative study in a cosmopolitan city of Sweden. A narrative story is constructed based on the life story of a drug dealer. This narrative is used as input in interviews with respondents representing different political and social organisations in our cosmopolitan city.

Design/Methodology/Approach Adopting a qualitative approach, specifically a narrative history, an examination of the key facts that led to the drug dealer’s current position is provided. The personal circumstances and characteristics of the drug dealer are explored, discussed with experts on various related fields, and compared with existing research results.

Findings The paper provides a deeper understanding of the motives that lead an individual towards destructive entrepreneurship. It concludes by suggesting that policies do dictate the supply of entrepreneurs and institutional changes are the answer to shift the supply of entrepreneurs, from destructiveness to productiveness.

Originality/Value The paper develops a detailed understanding of the contextual circumstances that lead to a destructive career path, and innovative ways to combat it.

Keywords Unproductive entrepreneurship, destructive entrepreneurship, productive entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, drug dealing

Paper Type Research Paper (Less)
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Hmouz, Mahmoud LU and Aerakis, Iason LU
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ENTN19 20161
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English
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8882620
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  abstract     = {Purpose The purpose of this research paper is to investigate the phenomenon of destructive entrepreneurship from a contextual perspective, by conducting a narrative study in a cosmopolitan city of Sweden. A narrative story is constructed based on the life story of a drug dealer. This narrative is used as input in interviews with respondents representing different political and social organisations in our cosmopolitan city.

Design/Methodology/Approach Adopting a qualitative approach, specifically a narrative history, an examination of the key facts that led to the drug dealer’s current position is provided. The personal circumstances and characteristics of the drug dealer are explored, discussed with experts on various related fields, and compared with existing research results.

Findings The paper provides a deeper understanding of the motives that lead an individual towards destructive entrepreneurship. It concludes by suggesting that policies do dictate the supply of entrepreneurs and institutional changes are the answer to shift the supply of entrepreneurs, from destructiveness to productiveness.

Originality/Value The paper develops a detailed understanding of the contextual circumstances that lead to a destructive career path, and innovative ways to combat it.

Keywords Unproductive entrepreneurship, destructive entrepreneurship, productive entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, drug dealing

Paper Type Research Paper},
  author       = {Hmouz, Mahmoud and Aerakis, Iason},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {From Productive to Destructive Entrepreneurship, and back? A Malmo Drug Dealer Story},
  year         = {2016},
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