Enterprising Women in Transition Economies

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Friederike Welter, David Smallbone, Nina B. Isakova
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Business & Economics - 221 pages
This work examines female entrepreneurship in countries that are at different stages of transformation from centrally planned into market economies, giving deeper understanding of the current and potential contribution of women to economic and social development in their country.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
A Male Female Comparison
17
Women Entrepreneurs between Tradition and Modernity
45
Proprietors or Entrepreneurs?
67
Women Entrepreneurship in Central Europe
119
2 Unemployment rate based on the Lithuanian Labour Exchange
122
4 Characteristics of male and female SME owners in Lithuania
128
By Fits and Starts
143
1 Incorporated business sector by gender 2002
151
6 Genderrelated effects on the ease of businessmaking
158
11 Satisfaction with subjective measures of performance
164
1 Entrepreneurship density in East Germany 1991 and 1999
178
3 Sectoral distribution of womenowned enterprises
189
Conclusions and Policy Perspectives
203
Index
219
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About the author (2006)

Friederike Welter is Professor for SMEs at the University of Siegen and affiliated to the Rhine-Westfalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI Essen), both in Germany. She is also affiliated to the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. In March 2005, she was awarded the endowed TeliaSonera Professorship for Entrepreneurship at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. David Smallbone is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Associate Director of the Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) at Kingston University, UK. In 2004, he was awarded the degree of doctor honoris causa by the University of Lodz, Poland for his contribution to the study of entrepreneurship. Nina Isakova holds a scientific degree of Candidate of Sciences in Economics from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Currently she is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Scientific and Technological Potential and Science History Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

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