Disadvantage Entrepreneurship: Decoding a new area of research

Adnane Maalaoui, Vanessa Ratten, Sibylle Heilbrunn, Malin Brännback, Sascha Kraus

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This paper discusses disadvantaged entrepreneurship by exploring what is meant by the term and then taking a broad approach towards its understanding as a research field worthy of more attention. We consider entrepreneurship as a support to the social and economic integration of disadvantaged people through their creation of new enterprises. Although the focus is on the positive benefits of entrepreneurship for disadvantaged people, we also acknowledge the undesirable realization that it can often be a necessity for those facing societal marginalization
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)663-668
JournalEuropean Management Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Disadvantage entrepreneurs


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