Entrepreneurial Responsibility : A Conceptual Framework to Understand Ethical Dualism Throughout the Entrepreneurial Process

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2024-07
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en
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17
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Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Abstract
Entrepreneurs have been promoted as a main engine of progress. However, recent scandals and questionable behavior have led to increased discussion of entrepreneurs’ ethics. The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize entrepreneurial responsibility throughout the entrepreneurial process from an ethical viewpoint. We model entrepreneurial responsibility based on normative ethics (deontology and teleology), enabling us to better understand entrepreneurs’ active and conscious responses to their ethical duties and the consequences thereof. Our theorizing opens new avenues for scholarly research related to the ethical nature of opportunities, the interconnection of entrepreneurial intentions and outcomes from a moral perspective, and potential societal impact.
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Funding Information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Agnieszka Kurczewska and Gustav Hägg are grateful for the financial support by the National Science Centre in Poland (OPUS, 2019/35/B/HS4/01580). Publisher Copyright: © The Author(s) 2024.
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deontological ethics, entrepreneurial process, entrepreneurial responsibility, teleological ethics
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Hägg, G, Haataja, V, Kurczewska, A & McKelvie, A 2024, ' Entrepreneurial Responsibility : A Conceptual Framework to Understand Ethical Dualism Throughout the Entrepreneurial Process ', Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 1110-1126 . https://doi.org/10.1177/10422587241227072