The Technologization of Entrepreneurial Processes: A Poverty Perspective

Susana C. Santos, Xaver Neumeyer

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Technology plays a crucial role in the entrepreneurship process. Yet, little is known of how the entrepreneurial processes of the poor are affected by technology and vice versa. Using interview data from a sample of low-income entrepreneurs, this article develops a framework for how the delicate interaction between entrepreneurial processes such as bricolage and effectuation, and (digital) technologies unfold. Building on interpretive inductive research, we uncovered four main categories that describe the technologization patterns of entrepreneurial individuals in poverty: strategies to resource the business; innovative capability; community building; and dynamic capabilities. Our work offers a more comprehensive understanding of technology and its impact on poverty ventures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1174-1185
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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