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University of St. Andrews

1. Sischarenco, Elena. Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements .

Degree: 2017, University of St. Andrews

This thesis is based on an ethnographic study of entrepreneurs of the construction business in Lombardy, Northern Italy. The aim is to gain some understanding of this business, of entrepreneurialism, and of individuals in a non-stereotypical light through a full and complex account of their daily lives. The aim is to reveal the thoughts, actions and strategies of particular local actors in their everyday contingency and contradictoriness. No attempt is made to simplify the complexity of their understandings and practices for the sake of producing a single encompassing and consistent image. Many similarities were found between the practices of entrepreneurialism and those of the discipline of anthropology. Knowledge and information are constantly sought after but are recognised as emerging in unexpected places and times and as being socially negotiated. Apprenticeship is often used as a methodology, and learning often happens through experience. Contextual application of knowledge is seen as essential. In order to exchange information and knowledge, to collaborate with other businessmen or to simply get a job, trust is fundamental and constantly negotiated. Personal relationships and trust become particularly important in an uncertain market situation, as ways to face risk. Trust is acquired slowly and accorded contextually, through face-to-face interaction and cultivated relationships, but also through positive recommendations or simply a feeling of sympathy. Knowledge, apprenticeship, trust and risk are key themes of the thesis. The blurred borders between the distinct individual personalities of my informants and their collective identities and commonalities are also discussed. The personality of an entrepreneur is seen as ideally complex, in which many (possibly contradictory) characteristics can be expected to be present, but also ideally balanced, each manifesting itself in specific situations. The ethnography also explores the fragility of the entrepreneur, in apparent contradiction to their strong and charismatic personalities. It is seen to be despite and because of their positions of power that they also feel vulnerable: their discourse is imbued with their fears for their businesses in a difficult period of economic crisis. Finally, through a ubiquitous desire to control markets and the future, we also encounter forms of corruption; corruption that is often condemned verbally but nevertheless is present in the business world and amplified by public and media discourses. The mechanisms by which work that is put out to tender is subject to possible manipulation are examined, and the ideas of the entrepreneurs about these practices are described—again demonstrating how thoughts and practices are often self-contradictory in their contextual relevance and application. Advisors/Committee Members: Rapport, Nigel (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Construction business; Entrepreneurship; Businessmen; Knowledge; Apprenticeship; Identity; Trust; Personality; Risk; Fragility; Economic crisis; Tenders; Corruption; Lombardy, Northern Italy; Ethnography

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APA (6th Edition):

Sischarenco, E. (2017). Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements . (Thesis). University of St. Andrews. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11088

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sischarenco, Elena. “Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements .” 2017. Thesis, University of St. Andrews. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11088.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sischarenco, Elena. “Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements .” 2017. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Sischarenco E. Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2017. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11088.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sischarenco E. Italian entrepreneurs of the construction business in a time of economic recession : ideas, strategies and movements . [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/11088

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of St. Andrews

2. Yang, Jing. Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study .

Degree: 2015, University of St. Andrews

This thesis aims at providing a cross-cultural study of how football museums represent and construct identities, both collective and personal. The research is based on a multi-sited ethnography at selected football museums in the UK, Germany, and China, employing participant observation, photographic recording and online research methods. This investigation sharpens an anthropological awareness of constructions of multiple layered identities by examining football museums’ exhibiting practices and activity programmes, as well as their built environments and cultural settings. The research also offers a perspective on museum visitors, who consume football museums with diverse personal and collective identity claims. Looking into the largely under-explored terrain of football museums, this research joins continuing anthropological efforts to understand identity work while also exploring continuing tensions inherent in a marriage between museums and football. The thesis contributes to the research field of football/sports museums with an ethnographic emphasis and a cross-cultural range. Advisors/Committee Members: Rapport, Nigel (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Football museums; Identities

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APA (6th Edition):

Yang, J. (2015). Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study . (Thesis). University of St. Andrews. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6275

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Yang, Jing. “Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study .” 2015. Thesis, University of St. Andrews. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6275.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Yang, Jing. “Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study .” 2015. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Yang J. Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2015. [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6275.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Yang J. Construction and representation of identities in football museums: a comparative study . [Thesis]. University of St. Andrews; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/6275

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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