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Entrepreneurial identities of international students at UK business schools


This chapter aims to propose a new way of considering international students as entrepreneurs and as autonomous agents of their lives in the context of entre - preneurial discourses. The entrepreneurial identity construction of international students is produced and reproduced through negotiations of entrepreneurialism and its interrelated and competing discourses, such as international students as victims, problems, beneficiaries, learners and customers. In this chapter, I explore international students’ entrepreneurial identity by considering them as auton - omous agents who demand long-term perspectives and plans for their own lives to face future challenges and opportunities. I then examine how the negotiating space for gaining ownership of their learning is generated in the context of entrepreneurial discourses.