FSD3145 Lifestyle Entrepreneurship 2011-2014

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  • Ikonen, Hanna-Mari (University of Tampere. School of Social Sciences and Humanities)


business formation, business management, dogs, entrepreneurial values, entrepreneurs, life styles, occupations, small businesses, work-life balance


This dataset contains six interviews with entrepreneurs providing services for dog hobbyists. Some of the businesses provided training services for e.g. agility and herding sports, others accommodation and catering services.

The interviewees shared their experiences of starting a business, their work history, customer service practices, combining hobby and entrepreneurship, and work-life balance. The study was funded by the Academy of Finland.

Background information included the date of the interview and the interviewee's profession, gender and age. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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