The relationship between disability and entrepreneurial identity through the lens of intersectionality




intersectionality, identity, entrepreneurs with disabilities


Intersectional entrepreneurship research is becoming increasingly widespread; however, people with disabilities are still an invisible minority in this area. In this qualitative research with entrepreneurs with disabilities, the authors investigated how their identity construction evolved at the intersection of entrepreneurship and disability. The results show that at least two distinct strategies play a role: the strategy of preserving contradictions and the strategy of resolving them. While mainstream entrepreneurial discourse affected the identity construction of entrepreneurs with disabilities through ableist trends, distancing from peers and the rejection and removal of disability as a negative identity marker play a role in the shaping of their positive identity.


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Author Biographies

Carmen Svastics, Eötvös Loránd University

assistant lecturer

Anna Laura Hidegh, Corvinus University of Budapest

associate professor

Sára Csillag, Budapest Business University


Zsuzsanna Győri, Budapest Business University

associate professor


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How to Cite

Svastics, C., Hidegh, A. L., Csillag, S., & Győri, Z. (2023). The relationship between disability and entrepreneurial identity through the lens of intersectionality. Vezetéstudomány Budapest Management Review, 54(10), 29–39.




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