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The mobilization of noncooperative spaces: reflections from Rohingya refugee camps

The mobilization of noncooperative spaces: reflections from Rohingya refugee camps
The mobilization of noncooperative spaces: reflections from Rohingya refugee camps
I challenge key assumptions in the mainstream entrepreneurship literature that individuals have the capability to change their fate through entrepreneurial activities wherever in the world they may be. I advance the concept of a coordinated and regulative cooperative market to argue that the rebalancing of power between marginalized actors such as refugees and ordinary locals, and powerful agents of what I term the ‘uncooperative sociostructure’ is essential in order to improve the wellbeing of refugees. Without a cooperative sociostructural intervention, capitalistic market mechanisms such as bottom of the pyramid (BoP) and microfinance as means to individual freedom simply imprison refugees further.
development, discrimination, displacement, domination, empowerment, entrepreneurship, ethnography, inequality, poverty, refugee
0022-2380
Chowdhury, Rashedur
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Chowdhury, Rashedur
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Chowdhury, Rashedur (2020) The mobilization of noncooperative spaces: reflections from Rohingya refugee camps. Journal of Management Studies. (doi:10.1111/joms.12612).

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I challenge key assumptions in the mainstream entrepreneurship literature that individuals have the capability to change their fate through entrepreneurial activities wherever in the world they may be. I advance the concept of a coordinated and regulative cooperative market to argue that the rebalancing of power between marginalized actors such as refugees and ordinary locals, and powerful agents of what I term the ‘uncooperative sociostructure’ is essential in order to improve the wellbeing of refugees. Without a cooperative sociostructural intervention, capitalistic market mechanisms such as bottom of the pyramid (BoP) and microfinance as means to individual freedom simply imprison refugees further.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 July 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 July 2020
Keywords: development, discrimination, displacement, domination, empowerment, entrepreneurship, ethnography, inequality, poverty, refugee

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Local EPrints ID: 442547
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442547
ISSN: 0022-2380
PURE UUID: 99708833-4e97-44dd-bedb-4c275fa3bde0
ORCID for Rashedur Chowdhury: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5118-8344

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2020 16:36
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 03:38

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