Destructive entrepreneurship; a mechanism-based thematic analysis

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate prof., Department of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate, professor, Department of Business Creation Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran.

3 Masters student of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Despite its nearly 40 years,, the research stream on the bad of entrepreneurship still faces numerous shortcomings and gaps. However, in recent years, the trend of destructive events in the real world of entrepreneurship has led to more attention than ever before. What was called the "dark side of entrepreneurship" decades ago has attracted some significant research to explore the various dimensions of this unbelievable phenomenon. However, little attention has been paid to qualitative research methods and specifically methods. Systematic qualitative methods has caused the concepts proposed in this literature to be scattered ,inefficient,, undeveloped and abstract on the viewpoint the theoretical dimension. Then, conducting research on the basis of thematic analysis provides the possibility of significance of the previous findings of researchers, providing a comprehensive picture of what the phenomenon is. Furthermore,, following this method by considering the mechanism-based composition framework would cause the research findings. In this study, for the first time, 8 thematic domains, 34 thematic groups and 189 first level codes were identified and formed around the topic of "destructive aspect of entrepreneurship". Finally, recommendations of theoretical and practical dimensions were provided to future researchers and policy makers of entrepreneurship.


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