Dilani Jayawarna

Dilani Jayawarna
University of Liverpool | UoL · University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS)

PhD

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Decolonial philosopher Sylvia Wynter theorises the human animal as formed by both bios and mythoi, or matter and meaning. This article adopts this ontological perspective to explore the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on UK self-employed women and women-owned businesses through an intersectional lens accounting for race, class and gender. We argue t...
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Using a gendered household analysis, we explore the extent to which operating a business upon a flexible basis at specific times in the life course impacts upon an entrepreneur’s exit from their business. Drawing upon UK data and a discrete-time event history model to conduct a life course analysis, we find women caring for young children are more...
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Resource constraints are a challenge for social enterprises, prompting interest in innovative approaches to address these deficiencies. In this study, we contribute to the literature on resourcing practices in small, early stage, social enterprises by examining the role of socially oriented bootstrapping for resource access. We use data from eight...
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Current theorising about the contingencies underpinning the effectiveness of university technology transfer has emphasised the importance of organisational support, namely the scale of Technology Transfer Office (TTO) support and the provision of incentives. Empirical results pertaining to the effects of these organisational supports are mixed. Mor...
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Emerging research demonstrates that structural social capital facilitates the resource acquisition of entrepreneurs residing in multiply deprived areas. However, their usage of relational and cognitive social capital that translates to accessible resources is not well understood. We contribute to knowledge and comprehensively examine effects of str...
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Resource constraints are a challenge for social enterprises, prompting interest in innovative approaches to address these deficiencies. In this study, we contribute to the literature on resourcing practices in small, early stage, social enterprises by examining the role of socially oriented bootstrapping for resource access. We use data from eight...
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Recent research has suggested that the effectiveness of university technology transfer activity could potentially be determined by strategic choices made by University senior management teams. Existing research on university technology transfer effectiveness is largely underpinned by contingency theory, whereby the effectiveness of the activity is...
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This article analyses the influence of gender upon networking and bootstrapping behaviour drawing on a sample of entrepreneurs in the early stages of business start-up in the context of deprived communities in a developed economy. Whilst the data confirms the importance of bootstrapping for all new ventures, gender differences are identified in the...
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Empirical evidence for links between human capital and entrepreneurship potential is equivocal despite a wide range of studies. This research draws on prospective longitudinal data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) to offer new theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence on the human capital predictors that drive entrepreneurship...
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Purpose – Despite the importance of marketing to the success of entrepreneurial ventures very few researchers have studied the links with new business performance. The purpose of this paper is to examine a number of marketing practices in relation to the performance of new firms. Furthermore, the study considers the moderating influence of market c...
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We explore how socially embedded life courses of individuals within Britain affect the resources they have available and their capacity to apply those resources to start-up. We propose that there will be common pathways to entrepreneurship from privileged resource ownership and test our propositions by modelling a specific life course framework, ba...
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Starting a business successfully requires numerous skills and resources. The alarming rate of failures associated with new ventures suggests that potential entrepreneurs would welcome expert advice at the most vital stage in the life of any business.
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In this paper we propose two conceptual developments in understanding entrepreneur motivations and their effects. First, we argue that entrepreneur motivations develop dynamically in relation to career, household and business life courses. Second, we conceptualize how motivation and life courses develop interactively. We present an exploratory test...
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A new educational approach to sustainable development is emerging in the entrepreneurship literature. However, because business schools encourage a profit-first mentality', critics question their ability to deliver sustainability-related education programmes. This article adapts the theory of planned behaviour to examine attitudes to an entrepreneu...
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The broad context for our study is set by discussions of equality of opportunity to start-up business finance. There is an increasing literature which suggests that female entrepreneurs face significant disadvantages compared to their male counterparts in their access to resources from orthodox channels such as banks. The consequence of undercapita...
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Over 7 years, the UK-Government funded an entrepreneurship scholarship scheme in the most deprived regions of England. This study examines how, for 211 of these nascent entrepreneurs, bootstrapping compensated for their inability to obtain debt or equity funding. Results show that social capital (strong, weak and brokerage ties) is important for ac...
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Enterprise policy in England has focused extensively on funding and training aspiring entrepreneurs residing in deprived areas. These policy initiatives have been directed at increasing the capabilities of entrepreneurs residing in deprived areas without knowing about their social capital and access to resources. This study is based on a survey of...
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Business start-up is promoted to the labour-market disadvantaged internationally. This policy increasingly draws on the concept of social inclusion. In this paper we define ‘enterprise inclusion’ policy as situating the chance to start a viable business as a right and supporting the multiply disadvantaged to overcome strong barriers to enterprise....
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Purpose This study seeks to draw on the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to explore the effects of a creativity‐enhancing training programme on the learning intentions of nascent entrepreneurs. The key focus is to evaluate the impact of the nascent entrepreneurs' perceived level of creativity on training outcomes, measured in terms of perceived ea...
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It is commonly reported that new businesses have difficulty in accessing finance. Such businesses can engage in ‘bootstrapping’ activities as a way of compensating for the lack of finance and other resources. This paper extends prior research on start-up finance by investigating how social networks can help new ventures to acquire bootstrapped reso...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Technovation, published by and copyright Pergamon. The nature of knowledge management in a research and development (R&D) environment and the implications for the use of quality systems are examined. We suggest knowled...
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Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the organisational development of three small‐ and medium‐sized social enterprises (SMSEs). The objectives of the paper are to highlight the critical stages of development that have led to change, growth and success for these enterprises. Although social purpose organisations have existed for some time, rece...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in Education & Training, published by and copyright Emerald. Purpose – This study aims to investigate the influence of a range of contingent factors that moderate the approaches to training in manufacturing SMEs. Design/m...
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Purpose – This study sets out to examine management development activities within manufacturing SMEs, and their impact on performance. Unlike previous published studies that concentrate on formal training, this empirical analysis includes both formal and informal training. Performance is measured in terms of turnover, employee growth, and survival....
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, published by and copyright Emerald. Purpose – This paper asks whether enterprise programmes are overcoming the finance gap faced by their disadvantaged par...
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This paper aims to investigate the organisational development of three SMSEs (small and medium sized social enterprises). The objectives of the paper are to highlight the critical stages of development that have led to change, growth and success for these enterprises through a qualitative, case study, methodology. Empirical evidence of this nature...
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Purpose – This paper asks whether enterprise programmes are overcoming the finance gap faced by their disadvantaged participants. Specifically, the paper seeks to assessthe level of finance invested by participants on a leading UK enterprise programme, the New Entrepreneur Scholarships (NES). Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on a post...
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Purpose – In this paper empirical research is presented that investigates managers' perceptions of a variety of component management skills and techniques. The aim is to identify which management development needs manufacturing SME managers perceive as most important for their continued development, and to consider contextual factors that might imp...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in International Journal of Technology Management, published by and copyright Inderscience. The central theme of this paper is to establish an improved understanding of the nature of Continuous Improvement (CI) in R&D org...
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This report builds on three earlier ESF-funded projects conducted by staff in the Business
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in International Journal of Business Performance Management, published by and copyright Inderscience. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate different quality approaches in managing innovation and new product developmen...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published following peer-review in TQM Magazine, published by and copyright Emerald. Recent studies of quality management systems suggest that all the quality dimensions that are expected within an integrated system are strongly associated with the basi...
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In respond to a call from Carter (2011) to research the determinants of earnings from entrepreneurship across the business life cycle, we propose a life course framework and test this to explore two questions: (1) how capability to earn from entrepreneurship emerges from accrual of resources across the life course of the individual and their househ...
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Among the many reasons for small business failure or slow growth, a lack of management skills within smaller businesses has been highlighted as a contributory factor. In recognition of this training provision and management development have dominated much of the academic and policy debate on small firm development since the late 1980s. However, to...
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Unlike previous studies which concentrate only on formal training, this is a detailed empirical analysis of the influence of formal and informal training on performance in manufacturing SMEs. Findings indicate that, while SME managers may prefer informal approaches, formal training is a targeted activity that contributes more significantly to perfo...

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