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Entrepreneurial space in the marginalized community : the case of refugee camp entrepreneurial ecosystem

Abstract : Contextualisation is gaining importance in the entrepreneurship domain as an instrument to study variations in the nature and patterns of entrepreneurship cross-context. This thesis contextualise entrepreneurship in the most neglected socio-economic space. Mainly, the study aims to understand how an entrepreneurial ecosystem can be created within an unconventional socio-economic space like the marginalised refugees in a camp. In entrepreneurship studies, refugees started to be studied separately from other economic immigrants. However, the investigation of refugee entrepreneurship is still in an embryonic phase and, due to the heterogeneity of refugees, needs more context-specific investigation.Therefore, this doctoral research uses a qualitative, constructivist approach that allows capturing the complexity and diversity of refugees’ entrepreneurial processes. Based on two exploratory studies: a pilot study and one field-based investigation, the study uses ecosystem and bricolage approaches, which allow considering a wide set of contextual factors. The findings disclose that the absence of value becomes an opportunity to create value with resources at hand and identifies essential resources that are key in creating and evolving the refugee camp entrepreneurial ecosystem-emphasising the role of the different actors in co- creating this camp-based local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Crista Plak. Entrepreneurial space in the marginalized community : the case of refugee camp entrepreneurial ecosystem. Gestion et management. Université de Limoges, 2022. Français. ⟨NNT : 2022LIMO0010⟩. ⟨tel-03761900⟩



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