International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship

Overview

"The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly across the world in recent years. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing numbers, they have received comparatively little attention from the academic community." This comprehensive and coherent book redresses the balance and provides an up-to-date, theoretical review of this important area of study. A distinguished group of international contributors
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Overview

"The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly across the world in recent years. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing numbers, they have received comparatively little attention from the academic community." This comprehensive and coherent book redresses the balance and provides an up-to-date, theoretical review of this important area of study. A distinguished group of international contributors present the latest work from the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore, which explores practical initiatives and strategies related to the experiences of women entering small business entrepreneurship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847200914
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/6/2006
  • Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Why women enter into small business ownership 3
2 Characteristics of women small business owners 17
3 Analysing achievement, motivation and leadership in women entrepreneurs : A new integration 32
4 Career paths of women business owners 42
5 The constraints facing women entering small business ownership 55
6 The financing of small businesses - female experiences and strategies 66
7 Succession planning in small firms : gender impacts 78
8 The impact of family support on the success of women business owners 91
9 African American women and small business start-up : backgrounds, goals and strategies used by African American women in the initialization and operation of small businesses 105
10 The experiences of Asian women entering business start-up in the UK 120
11 Ethnicity and gender in women's businesses in New Zealand 133
12 Hispanic women entrepreneurs and small business owners in the USA 148
13 Women into enterprise - a European and international perspective 161
14 Women entrepreneurs in Singapore 178
15 The changing experience of Australian women entrepreneurs 193
16 Women small business owners in India 206
17 'I'm out of here' : women leaving companies in the USA to start their own businesses 221
18 Past journeys : global lessons learned from entrepreneurial women in US history 239
19 Women's entrepreneurship : exploring new avenues 253
20 The way forward for women business owners 264
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