Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Marketplace

Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Marketplace

by Andrea E. Smith-Hunter


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This groundbreaking book examines the status of female entrepreneurs across the world, analyzing the social, political, cultural and economic factors that affect their positions in society and their contributions to entrepreneurship and innovation within their respective countries.
Using a combination of original data and detailed statistics drawn from reports by government agencies and international organizations, Andrea E. Smith-Hunter discusses the accomplishments and challenges of women entrepreneurs in nine countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Sweden and the United States. This geographic diversity provides a complete and comprehensive picture of women entrepreneurs worldwide – both their shared experiences and the specific conditions they face on a regional level. Following a detailed discussion of the current status of female entrepreneurs, the author offers a number of thoughtful recommendations for improving their opportunities and positions across the world.
This innovative volume will prove highly useful for international organizations that assist women, as well as for professors and students of entrepreneurship studies and anyone else interested in the unique conditions faced by women entrepreneurs of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848441705
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Andrea E. Smith-Hunter, Professor of Management and Sociology, Siena College, US

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Australia 3. Brazil 4. Canada 5. Ghana 6. Iceland 7. India 8. Jamaica 9. Sweden 10. United States 11. Conclusion References Index

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