Self-stigmatisation of entrepreneurial failure

Singh, S
Corner, P
Pavlovich, K
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Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM); AUT University

This article examines the research question “How do entrepreneurs experience self-stigma when their venture fails?” This question was addressed using a qualitative methodology with the aim of building theory. Rich descriptions from narratives of 12 New Zealand entrepreneurs illustrate self-stigmatisation in relation to entrepreneurial failure and its impact. The findings are grouped into two key patterns: “negative effects of self-stigmatisation” and “positive effects of self-stigmatisation”. Table 2 and 3 provided a detailed representation of these two patterns.

Entrepreneurial failure , Entrepreneurs , Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
ANZAM (Autstralia/New Zealand Academy of Management held at Convention Center, Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 2012-12-05to 2012-12-07, published in: Proceedings of the 26th Annual ANZAM Conference: Managing for Volatility and Instability, vol.26th Annual Conference of ANZAM, pp.1 - 22 (22)
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