Young adults and the tuning of the entrepreneurial mindset in neoliberal capitalism
Ikonen, H.-M., & Nikunen, M. (2019). Young adults and the tuning of the entrepreneurial mindset in neoliberal capitalism. Journal of Youth Studies, 22(6), 824-838. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2018.1546383
Published inJournal of Youth Studies
© 2019 Taylor & Francis
Enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit of young people is a means by which their employability and future potential as well as economic growth, the core goal of national policies, are incubated. Consequently, individuals performing entrepreneurial mindset are seen to possess the most future potential. We sketch the contours of this mindset and develop the idea of ‘tuning’ the entrepreneurial mindset with other discursive elements, or ‘ingredients’, available in society in order to make the overarching idea of entrepreneurialism more manageable, bearable, and even enjoyable at the individual level. The ingredients with which the mindset is tuned are non-depressiveness, happiness, and gratefulness. This tuning of the mindset is itself necessary and difficult mental work, even though it is invisible. Our analysis is based on 40 interviews with 18–30-year-old women and men from Tampere, Finland.
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Nikunen, Minna (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2021)Finding employment has been a challenge for young adults in recent years. This is not only due to high unemployment rates, but also because entering working life is more complicated than before. It is no longer just a ...
Negative emotional consequences of labour market activation policies for long-term unemployed young adults in Finland Ylistö, Sami; Husu, Hanna-Mari (Emerald, 2021)Purpose This article deals with the negative emotional consequences of active labour market policies (ALMPs) for long-term unemployed young adults in Finland. Although such policies may have positive effects, an exploration ...
Authoritarian Neoliberalism : Its Ideological Antecedents and Policy Manifestations from Carl Schmitt’s Political Economy of Governance Juego, Bonn (Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, 2018)The regime of authoritarian neoliberalism is underway. In contemporary political economy of governance, this regime has been construed as a crisis response of the capitalist class to manage the conflict-ridden ...
Rönkkö, Raija (2014)Tutkimuksen tarkoituksena oli selvittää, miten psykiatrisesta sairaalasta kotiutuneet nuoret aikuiset kokevat työn merkityksen ja miten heidän jatkosuunnitelmansa olivat edenneet erityisesti työn tai muun toiminnan osalta. ...
Pöyhönen, Sari; Tarnanen, Mirja; Vehviläinen, Eeva-Maija; Virtanen, Aija; Pihlaja, Lenita (Jyväskylän yliopisto, soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus, 2010)