Managing the business of everyday life: The roles of space and place in ‘Mumpreneurship’.
June 30, 2013 Editor 0
Purpose – This paper develops gendered entrepreneurship theory through a focus on the roles of space and place in the daily lives and businesses of mothers who have configured business around the daily routines of family work.
Design/methodology/approach – Through a consideration of the accounts of twenty-nine ‘mumpreneurs’, and using a framework forwarded by Jarvis (2005) to understand the geographically embedded “infrastructure of everyday life”, this paper seeks to understand mumpreneurial decision-making, choice and constraint.Findings – Spatial factors, in their myriad forms, run through and affect mothers’ different levels of capability and constraint, and thus the (gender-role and entrepreneurial) ‘choices’ that individuals and families make. Placing families in the realities of specific, material locales helps to embed our understandings of these decision-making processes in real places. Originality/value – This discussion; a) advances new understanding about how space and place enable or constrain mumpreneurship (in particular) and entrepreneurship (more generally) and b) provides a lens through which to examine the structure/agency dualism in relation to gendered entrepreneurship.
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