Sociomateriality and Affect in Institutional work: Constructing the Identity of Start-Up Entrepreneurs

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Sociomateriality and Affect in Institutional work: Constructing the Identity of Start-Up Entrepreneurs. / Katila, Saija; Laine, Pikka-Maaria; Parkkari, Piritta.

In: Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 3, 01.07.2019, p. 381-394.

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title = "Sociomateriality and Affect in Institutional work: Constructing the Identity of Start-Up Entrepreneurs",
abstract = "Identity construction as a form of institutional work has mainly been studied from discursive perspectives. We examine how the identity of start-up entrepreneurs is constructed within the sociomaterial setting of a major start-up and technology conference, to enhance institutionalization of start-up entrepreneurship. We draw from the theories of performative identity construction, sociomateriality, and affect. Our study contributes to research on institutional work by highlighting the sociomaterial and affective nature of identity construction as a form of institutional work. We demonstrate how the identity of a start-up entrepreneurs is constructed as rock star, vital entrepreneur, and buddy in a start-up ecosystem. Further, we present characteristics of sociomaterial agency that strengthen identification with the institution of start-up entrepreneurship: multisensority, temporal multidimensionality, and the dynamics of equality and exceptionality building. Our study also critically demonstrates how constructed identities tend to reinforce the link between entrepreneurship and masculinity.",
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