A growing stream of entrepreneurship research has explored the dynamics and characteristics of non-majority entrepreneurs. Despite considerable interest in non-majority entrepreneurship, in general, and entrepreneurship within the disadvantaged community, in particular, virtually no research has been conducted on entrepreneurship within the disabled community. This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the nature of entrepreneurial activities and proclivities within the deaf and hard of hearing community. It also seeks to explore the different between hearing and deaf entrepreneurs. A particular emphasis is placed on self efficacy and the impact of communications enabling technology in fostering new business creation.
DeMartino, Richard; Atkins, W. Scot; Barbato, Robert J.; and Perotti, Victor J.
"ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY ON THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 31
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol31/iss4/5