Smita Singh

Smita Singh
Auckland University of Technology | AUT · Department of International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

PhD

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January 2013 - August 2021
Auckland University of Technology
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  • Senior Lecturer

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Publications (18)
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Purpose This paper examines how some specific psychological characteristics and stress levels of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) key decision-makers (founders/managers) (KDMs) influence firm goal attainment based on two firm aspiration types. Design/methodology/approach This study hypothesizes that perceived resilience, social skills (self...
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Purpose This paper examines the ethical tensions in social entrepreneurship (SE) research by focusing on the ethical consequences of obtaining ethics approval in a university in the developed world while executing fieldwork for data collection in a developing country. It aims to offer insight into ethical research practice to protect vulnerable res...
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Given that little research examines how social entrepreneurs respond to venture failure, the first aim of this conceptual paper is to explore the cognitive, affective and behavioural responses of social entrepreneurs to the demise of their organisations. The second aim is to explore four factors that contribute to these responses: values, motives,...
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Academic well-being is increasingly being eroded by the ever-shifting demands of the neoliberal university. As stressed early-career research-path academics, we both experienced an acutely depleted sense of well-being within this context. While our struggles were neither unusual nor remarkable, they exposed the difficulties inherent in blending aca...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to reflect on the value of e-mails for recruiting and interviewing in a specific context in qualitative research, and second, to reflect on the benefits of the reflexive practice in sharing the research experience for gaining a deeper understanding of the field. The purpose is to raise points for...
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Purpose This paper aims to characterise the “social” in social entrepreneurship (SE) by examining social value creation (SVC) from the perspective of vulnerable beneficiaries within a developing country context. It uses the lens of care ethics to garner insights into SVC based on what beneficiaries care about in their work engagement with social en...
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We empirically explore the process of corporate entrepreneurship (CE) through the conceptual lens of effectuation, a theory describing how entrepreneurs innovate. In particular, we investigate how endogenous innovations emerge and evolve into new products or services. The study thus provides an alternative perspective to most CE research that assum...
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This article explores the emotional and psychological functioning of entrepreneurs after venture failure. Accordingly, it investigates the extent to which entrepreneurs exhibit resilience, defined by psychologists as stability in functioning over time, despite experiencing a traumatic event. Entrepreneurial resilience is rarely investigated in the...
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South Asian women are a focus area for organisations such as the UN, World Bank and WHO, where violence against women severely constrains policy instruments such as the Millennium Development Goals. The field researcher is often invisible in research space, which informs policy in practice. Through critical reflexivity we rupture the silence on res...
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The paper explores entrepreneurial resilience in the context of venture failure. We implement a qualitative, narrative research design and present a collective story of seven entrepreneurs’ resilience in the face of venture failure. Findings reveal that entrepreneurs used cognitive and behavioral mechanisms to deal with problems resulting from fail...
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The paper examines how spirituality, an inner awareness especially of a greater force or power beyond the individual self, affected entrepreneurs’ experience of an important but under-researched part of the entrepreneurial process - venture failure. We implement a qualitative, narrative research design and present a collective narrative of nine ent...
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This paper investigates entrepreneurs’ experience of stigma associated with venture failure. We implement a narrative approach to understand how stigma was experienced personally by entrepreneurs. Findings draw on the lived experience of 12 entrepreneurs and tell a collective story of what stigma meant and how it affected entrepreneurs’ actions, be...
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Research on entrepreneurship focuses predominantly on success which ignores the high failure rate of new ventures and precludes a holistic view of the entrepreneurial process. The current study addresses failure by asking three research questions: how do entrepreneurs experience failure, how do they cope with it, and what do they learn from it? Ric...
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Research on entrepreneurship focuses predominantly on success which ignores the high failure rate of new ventures and precludes a holistic view of the entrepreneurial process. The current study addresses failure by asking three research questions: how do entrepreneurs experience failure, how do they cope with it, and what do they learn from it? Ric...

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