What does the promotion of ‘entrepreneurship’ do to us? In a new article in acclaimed journal Organization, Karin Berglund, Monica Lindgren and Johann Packendorff take an interest in what subjectivities are fostered among schoolchildren through the recent introduction of entrepreneurship initiatives in primary and secondary school. The educational terrain is but one example where entrepreneurship has been discursively transformed during recent decades from the notion of starting businesses into a general approach to life itself in the advancement of neoliberal societies. Entrepreneurship is presented as being equally available for all and something everyone should aspire to, yet the initiatives still sustain the suppression and marginalisation of women and femininities. The initiatives specifically promote a responsible and adaptive masculine subject position while notions of rebellious entrepreneurship and non-entrepreneurial domestic positions are mobilised out of the picture. Read more at the article home page
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We are both researchers and teachers in Industrial Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Aside from living together, we also run several joint professional projects within research, teaching, and consulting. Our research spans fields like project management, entrepreneurship, gender studies and leadership, usually studied from constructionist, individual or critical perspectives.
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