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dc.contributor.authorJärvensivu, Anu
dc.contributor.authorvon Bonsdorff, Monika E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T13:31:32Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T13:31:32Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationJärvensivu, A., & von Bonsdorff, M. E. (2022). “Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur” : positioning analysis of written narratives. <i>Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management</i>, <i>17</i>(2), 221-235. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1108/qrom-03-2020-1900" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1108/qrom-03-2020-1900</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_101833446
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78914
dc.description.abstractPurpose The negative stereotypes concerning late-career workers are found to prevail and lead to negative circulation of narratives and actions between individuals and societies. Using the context of late-career entrepreneurs, the paper aims to find an alternative and a more positive narrative concerning late-career work by focusing on entrepreneurs and the narrative positioning related to them. Design/methodology/approach The authors used a narrative-positioning analysis, cycling through three levels of analysis and then returning to level two, in order to study our sample of seven narratives written by Finnish late-career entrepreneurs. The authors present in detail one story-telling narrative, by Matthew, and then layer the remaining six narratives to present themes, positioning and actions surrounding being a late-career entrepreneur. Findings A more positive narrative circulation was found, which related to the master narrative of entrepreneurs as continuing “until the end” and taking care of themselves, their enterprises and different stakeholder groups even after exiting the enterprise into so-called “retirement.” The entrepreneurs were found to actively use this positive narrative to position themselves both in the story-telling world and in their local interactions. By positioning themselves as “never ending caretakers,” the entrepreneurs gave a strong account that their reasons to continue working centered on the factors social. Research limitations/implications The research findings and analysis should be interpreted in the context of the Nordic countries and especially Finland. Practical implications The results of this study can inform the ways in which these “never ending caretakers” can transition into retirement and adjust to life spent in retirement. Originality/value In the study, entrepreneurs' written answers were analyzed with narrative-positioning analyses. An alternative story of people at work was found, and a more positive narrative circulation was constructed based on their narratives.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.relation.ispartofseriesQualitative Research in Organizations and Management
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherentrepreneur
dc.subject.otheraging
dc.subject.otherretirement
dc.subject.othernarrative positioning
dc.subject.otherwriting invitation
dc.title“Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur” : positioning analysis of written narratives
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202112085903
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange221-235
dc.relation.issn1746-5648
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume17
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 Emerald Publishing Limited
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber307114
dc.relation.grantnumber294530
dc.relation.grantnumber303920
dc.subject.ysoyrittäjät
dc.subject.ysoeläkkeelle siirtyminen
dc.subject.ysokokemuskerronta
dc.subject.ysoikääntyminen
dc.subject.ysoikääntyvät työntekijät
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1178
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4810
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p28953
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5056
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4637
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1108/qrom-03-2020-1900
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tutkimuskulut, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tehtävä, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramMuut, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramResearch costs of Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramResearch post as Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramOthers, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThe authors have received support from the Academy of Finland (grant numbers 294530, 307114 and 303920) in preparation of this manuscript.


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