Parsons, Katherine

Start date:
September 2018
Research Topic:
Identity construction and reconstruction in Co-founding teams : A Narrative analysis of a Small Business Incubator in South Wales
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Rick Delbridge
Supervising school:
Cardiff Business School,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

This project aims to understand:

  • How an entrepreneur’s sense of individual and business identity develops as their business moves from idea, to launch and beyond, and;
  • What impact the social context has on the entrepreneur’s sense of self.

Adopting a narrative approach, thematic analysis is drawn from a series of in-depth semi-structured narrative interviews, focus groups and storyboard sessions at various junctures of the start up process to explore how the entrepreneur’s identity has been constructed and reconstructed during this processes.

ResearchGate:
KATHERINEPARSONS