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dc.contributor.authorMallett, Oliveren_UK
dc.contributor.authorWapshott, Roberten_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-16T00:04:34Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-16T00:04:34Z-
dc.date.issued2015-04-01en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27406-
dc.description.abstractThe enterprise culture is a pervasive socio-historical discourse. This article adopts a narrative identity work approach to explore how individuals may exert agency to make sense of and negotiate with the structuring features of such discourses. Older entrepreneurs are an interesting case through which to explore these processes because ageing is predominantly portrayed as a form of decline to be resisted or hidden and as inherently anti-enterprise. Qualitative, in-depth, semi-structured interviews with two UK-based older entrepreneurs reveal how they engaged problematically with discourses around enterprise culture and ageing in constructing their identities. Sedimentation and innovation are proposed as valuable concepts for understanding how particular discourses become embedded in the understanding and identity work of individuals and how they seek to exert agency. The findings demonstrate the difficulties in innovative identity work for older entrepreneurs and this is discussed in terms of narrative resource poverty.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationMallett O & Wapshott R (2015) Making sense of self-employment in late career: understanding the identity work of olderpreneurs, Work, Employment and Society, 29 (2), pp. 250-266. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017014546666.en_UK
dc.rightsMallett O & Wapshott R, Making sense of self-employment in late career: understanding the identity work of olderpreneurs, Work, Employment and Society 29 (2) pp. 250-266. Copyright © The Authors 2015. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.en_UK
dc.subjectdiscourseen_UK
dc.subjectenterprise cultureen_UK
dc.subjectentrepreneuren_UK
dc.subjectidentityen_UK
dc.subjectlate careeren_UK
dc.subjectnarrativeen_UK
dc.titleMaking sense of self-employment in late career: understanding the identity work of olderpreneursen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0950017014546666en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleWork, Employment and Societyen_UK
dc.citation.issn1469-8722en_UK
dc.citation.issn0950-0170en_UK
dc.citation.volume29en_UK
dc.citation.issue2en_UK
dc.citation.spage250en_UK
dc.citation.epage266en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Durhamen_UK
dc.citation.date13/01/2015en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid925630en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-2327-3592en_UK
dc.date.accepted2014-07-03en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2018-06-15en_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
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