Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2017, 12:00-13:30
Venue: Room 4.25, Newcastle University Business School
Speaker: Professor Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University
During this seminar Professor Julia Rouse will outline a feminist critical realist framework for conceptualising and researching entrepreneurial practice in pregnancy with the hope that this will inspire a global programme of empirical research regarding embodied contexts, practices and outcomes.
Professor Rouse will outline a critical realist ontology to propose a framework for researching entrepreneur pregnancy that relies on Archer’s morphogenetic cycle of interaction between the natural body, laminated systems of socio-cultural contexts and a reflexive agent.
Our ontology (our nature of being) emphasises that entrepreneurs are differently positioned within emergent, open systems; while generative mechanisms in the body and context are real they create variable events for differently positioned women.
The multi-level system of contexts being proposed are:
- the global systems of pro-masculine capitalism
- meso-level institutions that mediate, subvert or enhance pro-masculine capitalism,
- practice relations in markets, businesses and families.
This seminar aims to reveal relations otherwise hidden. First, in highlighting entrepreneur pregnancy as an urgent topic of research. Second, by outlining a framework of mechanisms across three strata of reality that compose the morphological emergence of entrepreneurial practice in pregnancy. Third, by proposing a framework to support a global programme of comparative research. And fourth, by enabling entrepreneurship researchers to think more clearly about how all entrepreneurial practice is embodied.