Entrepreneurship: Nation as a Context

  • Archana SinghEmail author
  • Satyajit Majumdar
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


Entrepreneurship contributes not only to economic growth, but also to overall development of the country. Entrepreneurship is highly contextual. It is important to understand how ‘context’ influences entrepreneurship, because country-specific intervention is needed to promote entrepreneurship in different countries. Thus, the present study considers ‘Nation’ as a context at the primary level and then analyses country-specific micro-level contextual factors to understand its impact on entrepreneurship. Recognizing the commonality of culture in ‘South Asian Nations’ and ‘Central Asian Nations’, and also uniqueness in historical backgrounds, five countries—Bangladesh, India, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Russia—have been chosen purposely for the study. We used ‘Narrative Perspective’ for this Phenomenological study to build up narratives on important concepts. Theory building approach suggested by Carlile and Christensen (The cycles of theory building in management research, 2005) and Christensen (The ongoing process of building a theory of disruption. J Prod Innov Manage 23:39–55, 2006) has also inspired the study. Based on the findings, several propositions have been developed, which open up the agenda for future research.


Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurship South Asia Central Asia Bangladesh India Kazakhstan Nepal Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Management and Labour Studies, Centre for Social EntrepreneurshipTata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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