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The narrative cleansing of Andrew Carnegie: entrepreneurial generativity as identity capital

The narrative cleansing of Andrew Carnegie: entrepreneurial generativity as identity capital The purpose of this paper is to proffer a reconstructed theoretic model of entrepreneurial generatively that accounts for personal and social identities in the narrative construction of entrepreneurial identity..Design/methodology/approachThe authors followed general analytically structured history processes using the life of Andrew Carnegie to understand how generativity scripts aid in aligning personal and social identities in the formation of entrepreneurial identity.FindingsThe authors argue that Carnegie used entrepreneurial generativity as a form of redemptive identity capital during the narrative reconstruction of his entrepreneurial identity.Originality/valueThis paper extends Harvey et al.’s (2011) model of entrepreneurial philanthropy motivation by including forms of self-capital (psychological capital and self-identity capital) as part of the co-construction of entrepreneurial identity and proposing a reconstructed capital theoretic model of entrepreneurial generativity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management History Emerald Publishing

The narrative cleansing of Andrew Carnegie: entrepreneurial generativity as identity capital

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1751-1348
DOI
10.1108/jmh-06-2018-0031
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to proffer a reconstructed theoretic model of entrepreneurial generatively that accounts for personal and social identities in the narrative construction of entrepreneurial identity..Design/methodology/approachThe authors followed general analytically structured history processes using the life of Andrew Carnegie to understand how generativity scripts aid in aligning personal and social identities in the formation of entrepreneurial identity.FindingsThe authors argue that Carnegie used entrepreneurial generativity as a form of redemptive identity capital during the narrative reconstruction of his entrepreneurial identity.Originality/valueThis paper extends Harvey et al.’s (2011) model of entrepreneurial philanthropy motivation by including forms of self-capital (psychological capital and self-identity capital) as part of the co-construction of entrepreneurial identity and proposing a reconstructed capital theoretic model of entrepreneurial generativity.

Journal

Journal of Management HistoryEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 24, 2019

Keywords: Andrew Carnegie; Entrepreneurial generativity; Entrepreneurial philanthropy; Identity construction

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