Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research


Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research

Diverse Settings, Questions and Approaches

Karen D. Hughes , Jennifer E. Jennings

Edited by Karen D. Hughes, Professor, Department of Strategic Management and Organization (Alberta School of Business) and Sociology (Faculty of Arts), University of Alberta, Canada and Jennifer E. Jennings, Associate Professor, Department of Strategic Management and Organization, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Canada

2012, 272 pp Hb 978 1 84980 462 2

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Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research responds to recent calls from academic researchers and policy analysts alike to pay greater attention to the diversity and heterogeneity among women entrepreneurs. Drawing together studies by 26 researchers affiliated with the DIANA International Research Network, this collection contributes to a richer and more robust understanding of the field.

Contents
Contributors: A.M. Bojica, S. Coleman, S.Y. Cooper, C. Díaz García, C. Essers, M.R. Evald, N.C. Fairclough, M.M. Fuentes-Fuentes, P.G. Greene, D.M. Hechavarria i, K.D. Hughes, A.L. Humbert, A. Ingram, A. James, J.E. Jennings, P.D. Jennings, R. Justo, K. Klyver, S. Marlow, M. McAdam, S.L. Nielsen, M. Riebe, A. Robb, M. Sharifian, S. Terjesen, S.C. Zohir

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Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Research responds to recent calls from academic researchers and policy analysts alike to pay greater attention to the diversity and heterogeneity among women entrepreneurs. Drawing together studies by 26 researchers affiliated with the DIANA International Research Network, this collection contributes to a richer and more robust understanding of the field.

Part I: ‘Diverse Settings’ introduces research set in a range of contexts, from those rarely examined to those representing more familiar terrains. Part II: ‘Diverse Questions’ explores new questions and reframes old questions in fresh, innovative ways. Part III: ‘Diverse Approaches’ features studies with distinct methodological approaches that reflect and extend the rigour and creativity of research in this field. Together, the research assembled in this volume significantly advances knowledge about women’s entrepreneurship around the world.

While the book’s primary audience is academic researchers and graduate students working in the areas of women’s entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurship and family business more generally, it will also be of interest to scholars working in related research areas in the sociology of gender, work and organizations. Policy-makers in government and non-government agencies as well as profit and not-for-profit organizations that provide services to, or conduct research on, women entrepreneurs will also benefit greatly from the insights provided in this unique volume.

Full table of contents

Contents:

Foreword
Candida G. Brush

Introduction: Showcasing the Diversity of Women’s Entrepreneurship Research
Karen D. Hughes and Jennifer E. Jennings

PART I: DIVERSE SETTINGS
1. Turkish Businesswomen in the UK and Netherlands: The Effects of National Context on Female Migrant Entrepreneurs
Anne Laure Humbert and Caroline Essers

2. Women-owned SMEs in Bangladesh: Challenges in Institutional Financing
Salma C. Zohir and Patricia G. Greene

3. Academic Women’s Entrepreneurship in Spain and Scotland: A Multilevel Institutional Approach
M. Mar Fuentes-Fuentes, Sarah Y. Cooper and Ana M. Bojica

4. Gender-based Firm Performance Differences in the United States: Examining the Roles of Financial Capital and Motivations
Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb

PART II: DIVERSE QUESTIONS
5. How do Social Welfare and Support Systems Influence the Attitudes of Female Entrepreneurs Towards Risk and Options?
Nicholas C. Fairclough

6. Should Women go into Business with their Family Partner?
Manely Sharifian, P. Devereaux Jennings and Jennifer E. Jennings

7. Are Women More Likely to Pursue Social and Environmental Entrepreneurship?
Diana M. Hechavarria, Amy Ingram, Rachida Justo and Siri Terjesen

8. Do Highly Accomplished Female Entrepreneurs Tend to ‘Give Away Success’?
Mary Riebe

PART III: DIVERSE APPROACHES
9. More Gender Equality, Less Women’s Self-employment: A Multi-country Investigation
Kim Klyver, Suna Løwe Nielsen and Majbritt Rostgaard Evald

10. Sectoral Segregation or Gendered Practices? A Case Study of Roles and Identities in a Copreneurial Venture
Maura McAdam and Susan Marlow

11. Gender and the Multidimensional Nature of Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy: Factor-analytic Findings
Cristina Díaz García

12. Conceptualizing ‘Woman’ as an Entrepreneurial Advantage: A Reflexive Approach
Albert James

Conclusion: Reflecting on the Diversity of Women’s Entrepreneurship Research
Karen D. Hughes and Jennifer E. Jennings

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