Antisocial entrepreneurship: conceptual foundations and a research agenda

Erik Lundmark*, Alf Westelius

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Whereas social entrepreneurship has been extensively studied, its antipode—antisocial entrepreneurship—is all but neglected in the literature. This article identifies and elucidates this glaring conceptual and research gap; it provides a conceptual foundation for making sense of antisocial entrepreneurship, demonstrating how it is distinct from related constructs such as illegal and destructive entrepreneurship; and it suggests an agenda for future research on antisocial entrepreneurship. Through studying antisocial entrepreneurship, a broader spectrum of entrepreneurial intentions, actions and outcomes becomes visible, potentially furthering our understanding, not only of antisocial entrepreneurship, but also of other, more commonly studied, facets of entrepreneurship.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00104
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Business Venturing Insights
Early online date20 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Antisocial entrepreneurship
  • Motivation
  • Research agenda
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Value appropriation


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