The Political Embeddedness of Entrepreneurship in Extreme Contexts: The Case of the West Bank

Journal of Business Ethics 157 (1):279-292 (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This article underscores the need for entrepreneurship research in extreme contexts to conceptualize the idiosyncrasies of the geopolitical dynamics under which entrepreneurs operate, and to consider the ethical implications emanating thereof. Undertaking such a task will illuminate the contextual challenges that local entrepreneurs must routinely placate, or otherwise navigate, to survive. Drawing on rich qualitative data from the Occupied Palestinian Territory of the West Bank, this paper demonstrates one avenue by which to capture the nuances of an extreme context in relation to its effects on the entrepreneurial process. Specifically, it shows how data collected at myriad institutional sites—from actors that are not only directly, but also tangentially, connected to entrepreneurship in the local market—can effectively unveil the vicissitudes of the extreme context. This article further contends that a comprehensive and a holistic understanding of the extreme context will move toward revealing the nature of political embeddedness of entrepreneurs in their institutionally unstable environment—a concern that is especially conspicuous in geopolitical areas that would qualify as being extreme.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,703

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Assessment of strategies for evaluating extreme risks.James Franklin & Scott Sisson - 2007 - Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis Reports.
A Model of Social Entrepreneurial Discovery.Patrick J. Murphy & Susan M. Coombes - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 87 (3):325-336.
Entrepreneurship and ethics: A literature review. [REVIEW]Francis T. Hannafey - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 46 (2):99 - 110.
Public entrepreneurship as social creativity.Nancy C. Roberts - 2006 - World Futures 62 (8):595 – 609.
The Ethical Dimensions of Creative Market Action.Laura Dunham - 2007 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 26 (1-4):3-39.
A Positive Theory of Social Entrepreneurship.Filipe M. Santos - 2012 - Journal of Business Ethics 111 (3):335-351.


Added to PP

16 (#766,264)

6 months
3 (#434,103)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?