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Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy: Narratives of Entrepreneurial Antifragility

Rawal, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5185-1735 & Sarpong, D. (2020). Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy: Narratives of Entrepreneurial Antifragility. In: Academy of Management Proceedings. AOM 2020: Broadening our Sight, 7-11 Aug 2020, Online. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.14507abstract


Drawing on antifragility as a lens, we explore UK-based entrepreneurs’ accounts of their behaviours and choices to theorise how they managed to bounce back from bankruptcy to restart their new firms. Our findings suggest that antifragility as an entrepreneurial competence enables once bankrupted business owners to identify potentialities and limits of restarting and managing a new venture in ways otherwise overlooked by others. In this way, we illuminate how antifragility as an organising capability could be harnessed by developing a process model that highlights the core stages of entrepreneurial recovery post-bankruptcy."

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Bayes Business School
Bayes Business School > Management
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