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

Saija Katila, Pikka-Maaria Laine, Piritta Susanna Parkkari

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Abstrakti

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 start-up entrepreneurs is constructed as rock star, vital entrepreneur, and buddy in a start-up ecosystem. Furthermore, 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.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Sivut1-14
JulkaisuJournal of Management Inquiry
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TilaEnnen painatusta julkaistu e-versio - joulukuuta 2017
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Hakusanat

  • affektiteoria
  • identiteetti
  • Startups
  • Slush
  • käytäntöteoriat
  • sosiomateriaalisuus
  • institutionaalinen työ

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