Recent Submissions

  • Microfranchise emergence and its impact on entrepreneurship. 

    DIOCHON, Monica C.; Anderson, Alistair R.; Ghore, Yogesh (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-016-0414-7, 2016-09-29)
    DIOCHON, M.C., ANDERSON, A.R. and GHORE, Y. 2017. Microfranchise emergence and its impact on entrepreneurship. International entrepreneurship and management journal [online], 13(2), pages 553-574. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-016-0414-7
    Our investigation uses structuration theory to explore the emergence of a microfranchise whose aim is to raise the income of smallholder farmers in Kenya by enabling an increase in productivity. This longitudinal real time ...
  • Entrepreneursheep and context: when entrepreneurship is greater than entrepreneurs. 

    Gaddefors, Johan; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-01-2016-0040, 2017-03-17)
    GADDEFORS, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2017. Entrepreneursheep and context: when entrepreneurship is greater than entrepreneurs. International journal of entrepreneurial behaviour and research [online], 23(2), pages 267-278. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-01-2016-0040
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explain how context shapes what becomes entrepreneurial. Design/methodology/approach - The paper is part of a longitudinal study over ten years, an ethnographic work including ...
  • Towards an entrepreneurial theory of practice: emerging ideas for emerging economies. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Ronteau, Sebastien (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-12-2016-0054, 2017-03-09)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and RONTEAU, S. 2017. Towards an entrepreneurial theory of practice: emerging ideas for emerging economies. Journal of entrepreneurship in emerging economies [online], 9(2), pages 110-120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-12-2016-0054
    We believe there is a problem with the explanatory power of many existing theories of entrepreneurship in the unique circumstances of emerging economies. Emerging economies range from dynamic contexts such as China (Li and ...
  • Enterprise as socially situated in a rural poor fishing community. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Obeng, Bernard A. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.015, 2016-11-24)
    ANDERSON, A. and OBENG, B. A. 2016. Enterprise as socially situated in a rural poor fishing community. Journal of rural studies [online], 49, pages 23-31. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.11.015
    We examine enterprise processes in a poor rural fishing village in Ghana, having become interested in why poverty persists in spite of considerable industry. Our case study uses the village as the unit for analysis because ...
  • Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. 

    Townsend, Leanne; Wallace, Claire; Fairhurst, Gorry; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001, 2016-09-22)
    TOWNSEND, L., WALLACE, C., FAIRHURST, G. and ANDERSON, A. 2016. Broadband and the creative industries in rural Scotland. Journal of rural studies [online], Article in Press. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.09.001
    The creative industries potentially contribute much to the social and economic viability of rural regions. This paper explores the role that broadband connectivity plays in the development of professional and creative ...
  • Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. 

    Korsgaard, Steffen; Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddefors, Johan (Emerald https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002, 2016-04-01)
    KORSGAARD, S., ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as re-sourcing: Towards a new image of entrepreneurship in a time of financial, economic and socio-spatial crisis. Journal of enterprising communities: people and places in the global economy [online], 10(2), pages 178-202. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JEC-03-2014-0002
    The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship that can help researchers, policymakers and practitioners develop entrepreneurial responses to the current economic, environmental and socio-spatial ...
  • Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. 

    Karatas-Ozkan, Mine; Anderson, Alistair R.; Fayolle, Alain; Howells, Jeremy; Condor, Roland (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124, 2014-09-05)
    KARATAS-OZKAN, M., ANDERSON, A.R., FAYOLLE, A., HOWELLS, J. and CONDOR, R. 2014. Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. Journal of small business management [online], 52(4), pages 589-593. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124
    Entrepreneurship is characterized by complex, dynamic and emergent processes, and the interplay between actors, processes, and contexts. Postpositivistic approaches offer the opportunity to examine subtleties of the ...
  • The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Ullah, Farid (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2012-0734, 2014-02-01)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and ULLAH, F. 2014. The condition of smallness: how what it means to be small deters firms from getting bigger. Management decision [online], 52(2), pages 326-349. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2012-0734
    We consider why most small firms remain small. Employing an inductive analysis of responses from a survey of 2,521 small business owners about employment regulation, we examine the nature and effects of smallness. We found ...
  • Entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon: reconnecting meanings and place. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Gaddefors, Johan (Inderscience https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.077576, 2016-07-01)
    ANDERSON, A.R. and GADDEFORS, J. 2016. Entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon: reconnecting meanings and place. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (online), 28(4), pages 504-518. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2016.077576
    This paper explores entrepreneurship as a community phenomenon to establish the roles of entrepreneurship within the social and spatial boundaries of place. During the decade of studying this place through an entrepreneurial ...
  • Great expectations or small country living? Enabling small rural creative businesses with ICT. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Wallace, Claire; Townsend, Leanne (Wiley https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soru.12104, 2015-09-02)
    ANDERSON, A.R., WALLACE, C. and TOWNSEND, L. 2015. Great expectations or small country living? Enabling small rural creative businesses with ICT. Sociologia ruralis [online], 56(3), pages 450-468. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/soru.12104
    Small businesses are prototypical rural business, but limited by distance. However, creative businesses are less constrained by space and hold great promise for rural development. Indeed, the rural is an attractive creative ...
  • Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Zhang, Xiuxiang (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JEEE-12-2014-0047, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and ZHANG, X., 2015. Enterprise education with Chinese characteristics: policy, practices and uneven development in PRC. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 7 (3), pp. 276-292.
    Purpose – The paper aims to review the emergence and nature of entrepreneurship education in China. This paper considers the variability of developments in practices despite policy. In turn, this allows one to consider ...
  • Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (Inderscience http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2015.067432, 2015)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2015. Conceptualising entrepreneurship as economic “explanation” and the consequent loss of “understanding”. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 14 (2), pp. 145-157.
    This paper examines how entrepreneurship has become conceptualised as an economic phenomenon. We explain how the outcomes, the admirable results of entrepreneurship, have led to this position. An understandable concern for ...
  • Understanding the entrepreneurial learning process and its impact on students’ personal development: a European perspective. 

    Mueller, Sabine; Anderson, Alistair R. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2014.05.003, 2014-11)
    MUELLER, S. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2014. Understanding the entrepreneurial learning process and its impact on students’ personal development: a European perspective. International Journal of Management Education, 12 (3), pp. 500-511.
    Based on what we know about the multiplex nature of entrepreneurship, we argue that entrepreneurship is a difficult topic to teach. One response has been a shift to constructionist perspectives where learning is seen as ...
  • Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. 

    Zontanos, Grigorios; Anderson, Alistair R. (Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522750410540236, 2004)
    ZONTANOS, G. and ANDERSON, A. R., 2004. Relationships, marketing and small business: an exploration of links in theory and practice. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 7 (3), pp. 228-236.
    This paper explores the links between the theory and practices of marketing and small business. The review of the literature highlights the close association of the more advanced conceptualisations of marketing, especially ...
  • Periphery? What periphery? Marketing to a state of mind. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L.; McAuley, Andrew (Mercury Publications http://arrow.dit.ie/jouimriss/24/, 2001)
    ANDERSON, A. R., JACK, S. L. and MCAULEY, S., 2001. Periphery? What periphery? Marketing to a state of mind. Irish Marketing Review, 14 (1), pp. 26-34.
  • Business strategies for entrepreneurial small firms. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Atkins, Martin H. (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsc.554, 2001-09)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and ATKINS, M. H., 2001. Business strategies for entrepreneurial small firms. Strategic Change, 10 (6), pp. 311-324.
    This paper addresses the issue of the nature of business strategies in entrepreneurial small firms. It examines a number of existing models of strategic planning and suggests that they cannot adequately cope with ...
  • The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. 

    Anderson, Alistair R. (World Scientific Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218495800000127, 2000-09)
    ANDERSON, A. R., 2000. The protean entrepreneur: the entrepreneurial process as fitting self and circumstance. Journal of Enterprising Culture, 8 (3), pp. 201-234.
    This paper is an ethnographic study of rural entrepreneurship. It explores the relationship between small business and the rural environment and is intended to contribute to the development of entrepreneurial theory. The ...
  • Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture – the case of Britain in the 1980s. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Dodd, Sarah Drakopoulou; Scott, Michael G. (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552550010323050, 2000)
    ANDERSON, A. R., DRAKOPOULOU-DODD, S. L. and SCOTT, M. G., 2000. Religion as an environmental influence on enterprise culture – the case of Britain in the 1980s. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 6 (1), pp. 5-20.
    This paper explores the role of religion in the formation and development of enterprise culture. The approach is that of legitimisation leading to an increase in environmental munifence. It is argued that entrepreneurial ...
  • The production of prestige: an entrepreneurial Viagra. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; Jack, Sarah L. (IP Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000000101298504, 2000-02)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and JACK, S. L., 2000. The production of prestige: an entrepreneurial Viagra. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 1 (1), pp. 45-56.
    The social context plays a role in entrepreneurial activity. It shapes the perception and evaluation of opportunities and the generation of status. At a deeper level peer group perceptions influence and shape how businesses ...
  • Marketing landscapes: the social context. 

    Anderson, Alistair R.; McAuley, Andrew (Emerald. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13522759910291680, 1999)
    ANDERSON, A. R. and MCAULEY, A., 1999. Marketing landscapes: the social context. Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, 2 (3), pp. 176-188.
    Explores the relationship between marketing theory and marketing activity within the context of rural entrepreneurship. The key to unlocking our understanding the dynamics of this relationship was to use a number ...

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