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Multicultural ReviewThe author has done an excellent job in framing a larger study for future researchers.
— Scott Ballantyne, Alvernia College
Diversity and Entrepreneurship provides a comparative analysis of women entrepreneurs across racial lines (white versus minorities). The characteristics of the business owners, the characteristics of the businesses, and the network structures of the business owners are analyzed to determine what factors lead to economic success for the two groups of women entrepreneurs.
Chapter 1 List of Illustrations Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Women as Employees and Entrepreneurs: Introduction; The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship; The Current State of Female Employment; Female Entrepreneurship; Minority Entrepreneurship; Observations and Important Issues; Current Study; Organization of Chapter 5 Research Field of Women Entrepreneurship: Introduction; The Multi-Dimensional Small Business Owner; Research on Small Business Owners; Research on Women Business Owners; Research on Minority Business Owners; Personal Services Industry; Economic Succ Chapter 6 Theories and Conceptual Foundations: Introduction; Niches; Protected Market Hypothesis; Disadvantage Theory; Cultural Theory; Other Perspectives and Hypotheses; Conclusion Chapter 7 Research Design and Methods: Introduction; Sample; Procedures; Measures; Interviews; Data Analysis Chapter 8 Results of Analyses: Economic Success Factors: Introduction; Niches; Protected Market Hypothesis; Disadvantage Theory; Cultural Theory; Descriptive Statistics and Other Perspectives; Other; Hypotheses Summary; Additional Results; Factors Leading to Chapter 9 Conclusions: Critical Issues and New Perspectives: Introduction; Niches; Protected Market Hypothesis; Disadvantage Theory; Cultural Theory; Individual Characteristics; Business Characteristics; Network Structure; Incubators; Economic Success of Wome Chapter 10 Appendixes: Appendix A: Initial Letter to Potential Participants; Appendix B: Cover Letter to Participants; Consent Form; Appendix C: Questionnaire; Appendix D: Interview Questions Chapter 11 Selected Bibliography Chapter 12 Subject Index Chapter 13 About the Author