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The prevalence of entrepreneur's and owner's identity on the hiring of people with disabilities in their organisation

Bennema, Hannah (2018) The prevalence of entrepreneur's and owner's identity on the hiring of people with disabilities in their organisation.

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Abstract:In this research, it was aimed to open the black box of disabled employment decisions, in order to increase inclusiveness among entrepreneurs and owners. This research used the founder identity theory by Fauchart and Gruber (2011) and was done by an analysis of field data. Eleven founders and owners in the hospitality sector in the Netherlands participated in this research. The main results are, first, that the moment of inclusion is essential. Second, the basic social motivation to start a firm is related to including disabled. Meaning, there are different types of entrepreneurs and that every type needs a different approach in order to stimulate inclusiveness. The first type started their firm because of personal interest and is not likely to include disabled. Therefore, the importance of inclusiveness should be taught, before starting a firm. Secondly, the entrepreneurs who are willing to include disabled should be pointed there are disabled people in their environment who want a job. By applying these two new approaches, inclusiveness should increase. This thesis contributes to the founder identity, it assesses whether it has an impact on entrepreneurs behaviour and whether entrepreneur’s and owner’s behaviour can be explained by their founder identity. Lastly, this research provides new insights on inclusiveness among entrepreneurs and owners.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77000
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