Oxford Brookes Business School

Entrepreneurship, theory and practice

Monday, 25 June 2018

Kinship and Precarity

Professor Juliette Koning and Dr Michiel Verver, Visiting Academic at Oxford Brookes Business School were invited to give a presentation at Birmingham Business School at the workshop on Precarity, Migration and Enterprise, organised by the Department of Management, the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and the Entrepreneurship Studies Network which took place on 25 - 26 June 2018.

Their presentation was based on a paper published on Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. They’ve discussed how kinship represents a “social glue” necessary to mitigate precariousness which enables entrepreneurship and may also aggravate precariousness, hence constraining entrepreneurship. In the extant literature precariousness largely pertains to the circumstances of entrepreneurs. Less attention is paid to the precarity of the entrepreneurial process itself. Click here to access Toward a Kinship Perspective on Entrepreneurship.