Elevating Entrepreneurship Research: Integrating Intersectionality and Systemic Perspectives

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This ambitious programme seeks to support and develop a new generation of entrepreneurship scholars in Brazil. Recognising the complexity of entrepreneurship as a phenomenon shaped by intersecting factors of identity, systems, institutions, and culture, this initiative challenges the narrow and Western-centric focus of current research paradigms. By integrating intersectionality and ecosystem thinking, the programme aims to illuminate the intricacies of entrepreneurship, including the often-overlooked exclusionary processes and potentials for equitable and sustainable business practices. Centred around a series of writing workshops, the programme provides intensive training, mentoring, and networking opportunities. The key objectives are capacity building for complex, context-sensitive research, supporting early career scholars in producing high quality academic output, fostering equitable North-South partnerships, and inspiring transformative changes in local academic cultures. With mentorship from renowned scholars, the programme is poised to create impactful publications and robust research networks, driving progressive change in entrepreneurship research, education, and policymaking across Latin America.

Workshop Team: Dr Bernd Wurth, University of Glasgow; Professor Fernando Gimenez, Federal University of Parana; Dr Edmundo Inacio Junior, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor Liliane de Oliveira Guimarães, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais.

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