Global Women's Entrepreneurship Research: Diverse Settings, Questions, and Approaches

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Karen D. Hughes, Jennifer E. Jennings
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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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 aff
 

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Contents

showcasing the diversity of womens entrepreneurship research
1
PART I Diverse Settings
13
the effects of national context on female migrant entrepreneurs
15
challenges in institutional financing
36
a multilevel institutional approach
56
examining the roles of financial capital and motivations
75
PART II Diverse Questions
93
5 How do social welfare and support systems influence the attitudes of female entrepreneurs towards risk and options?
95
8 Do highly accomplished female entrepreneurs tend to give away success?
152
PART III Diverse Approaches
169
a multicountry investigation
171
10 Sectoral segregation or gendered practices? A case study of roles and identities in a copreneurial venture
189
factoranalytic findings
204
a reflexive approach
226
reflecting on the diversity of womens entrepreneurship research
241
Index
245

6 Should women go into business with their family partner?
114
7 Are women more likely to pursue social and environmental entrepreneurship?
135

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