Around the world, particularly in developing countries, many live in chronic adversity. In essence, every day is a struggle to survive. To understand entrepreneurship in resource constraint environments, professors Dean Shepherd, Vinit Parida and Joakim Wincent have made a number of in-depth case studies in developing countries. They take us from the slums near Mumbai in India, to the oil pipelines of the Niger Delta in Nigeria, to the refugee camps in Lebanon, and beyond.
In this presentation of their new book “Entrepreneurial responses to chronic adversity”, they explain the bright and dark side of entrepreneurship to enhance our understanding of how entrepreneurial action is conceived and implemented by individuals lacking resources and living in resource-poor environments.
They will also initiate a discussion on what lessons there are for entrepreneurship in developed countries.
Among the topics they will address are:
• Building an identity that enables entrepreneurs to cope with their life challenges.
• How entrepreneurship can be used as a tool for constructive or destructive outcomes.
• How criminal entrepreneurs exploit labor and its consequences.
• Government officers using entrepreneurship to secure bribes.
Participants will be able to ask questions.