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Bridging worlds: The intersection of religion and entrepreneurship as meaningful heterodoxy

Author: Smith, B., Gümüşay, A. A., & Townsend D. M.
Published in: Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 20(1), 1-8
Year: 2023
Type: Academic articles

There is a resurgence in both the advancement and critique of research at the intersection of religion and entrepreneurship. It is precisely because there are important conflicts, tensions, and paradoxes in religion and entrepreneurship that this stream of research is important to the field of entrepreneurship as a source of meaningful heterodoxy. Without grappling with these values and concerns, entrepreneurship scholars are left with an incomplete and possibly emaciated understanding of entrepreneurship. When properly harnessed to build bridges across social divides, the intersection of religion and entrepreneurship is an important source of fresh, new, and heterodox insights into the processes through which entrepreneurs strive to transform organizations and society through entrepreneurial action and an emerging subfield of entrepreneurship research.

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