9780415363174

Female Entrepreneurship: Implications for Education, Training and Policy

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    9780415363174

  • ISBN10:

    0415363179

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-10-24
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Today, women entrepreneurs represent a third of all business start-ups, and the need to understand the why, what and how of female entrepreneurship is stronger than ever. This book aims to highlight the key issues facing women entrepreneurs and how to illustrate how best educators, trainers and support agencies can encourage female entrepreneurship.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix
List of contributors xi
List of reviewers xiii
Foreword by Julie Kenny – Chair of the Small Business Council xiv
Acknowledgements xvi
1 Introduction 1(8)
COLETTE HENRY AND KATE JOHNSTON
PART I Understanding female entrepreneurship 9(126)
2 Female entrepreneurship: theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence
11(26)
SARA CARTER AND SUSAN MARLOW
3 Gender differences in the goals of owner-operated SMEs
37(32)
JOHN WATSON AND RICK NEWBY
4 Attitudes towards entrepreneurship among female and male undergraduates: a preliminary study
69(19)
SHIRLEY-ANN HAZLETT, JOAN HENDERSON, FRANCES HILL AND CLAIRE LEITCH
5 Media expressions of entrepreneurs: presentations and discourses of male and female entrepreneurs in Norway
88(22)
ELISABET LJUNGGREN AND GRY AGNETE ALSOS
6 An exploration of networking practices of female entrepreneurs
110(27)
PAURIC McGOWAN AND ALISON HAMPTON
PART II Promoting female entrepreneurship 135(81)
7 Women and new business creation: breaking down the risk barriers
137(14)
CLARE BRINDLEY
8 Enhancing women's financial strategies for growth
151(17)
CANDIDA G. BRUSH, NANCY M. CARTER, ELIZABETH J. GATEWOOD, PATRICIA G. GREENE AND MYRA M. HART
9 Women in engineering and technological entrepreneurship: exploring initiatives to overcome the obstacles
168(19)
ITA RICHARDSON AND BRIGA HYNES
10 Identifying good practice in the promotion of female entrepreneurship
187(19)
PETRA PUECHNER AND CHRISTINE DIEGELMANN
11 Conclusions: implications for education, training and policy
206(10)
NANCY M. CARTER AND BARRA Ó CINNÉIDE
Index 216

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