Women Entrepreneurs and the Myth of 'Underperformance' (inbunden)
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Women Entrepreneurs and the Myth of 'Underperformance' (inbunden)

Women Entrepreneurs and the Myth of 'Underperformance'

A New Look at Women's Entrepreneurship Research

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Taking a fresh look at how performance is defined by examining the institutional power structures and policies, eminent scholars herein explore ways to overcome constrained performance and encourage women's entrepreneurial activities through a variety of methodological approaches and geographical contexts. Significantly, this book adds a critical perspective to defining 'success' and 'performance', shattering misconceptions of underperformance in women-owned enterprises. The contributing authors raise questions on the limiting concept of the 'entrepreneur' and have valuable insights into policies to facilitate female entrepreneurs. Instead of taking a one-sided and narrow approach with regards to understanding the entrepreneurship performance phenomenon, this book argues that future researchers should take a fresh look at business performance, considering structural constraints, definitions of success and other socio-political factors. Scholars in the fields of entrepreneurship, gender studies, and institutional theory, as well as those who have a general interest in critical research, will benefit from this progressive step in entrepreneurship research.
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'A must read for all entrepreneurship scholars because it helps us to understand and appreciate the real and many roles of women entrepreneurs, their relevance and importance to societies across the World, as well as the challenges and issues women entrepreneurs can face. An exciting and interesting read which presents us with critical questions for the future - thank you.' -- Sarah Jack, Lancaster University Management School, UK 'To date performance of businesses started and run by women has been dominated by objective, economic metrics which in comparisons of men and women, may show that women under-perform. This book argues that this perspective is one-sided and narrow with regards to understanding the entrepreneurship phenomenon. Instead, the authors take a fresh look at business performance, considering structural constraints, definitions of success and other socio-political factors that help us to understand success and value creation of women entrepreneurs, and lead us in new research directions.' -- Candida Brush, Babson College, US 'This book adds a critical perspective on "success", shattering misconceptions on underperformance of women-owned enterprises. Incorporating valuable insights on policies to overcome constrained performance and facilitate female entrepreneurs, and raising questions on the limiting concept of "entrepreneur", it represents a big step forward in the research agenda on female entrepreneurs. It is a highly relevant and recommended volume not only for all those with interest in women's entrepreneurial activity but also the general field of entrepreneurship.' -- Anne de Bruin, Massey University, New Zealand 'This edited group of contributions brings together a range of scholars to challenge myths that cloud our understanding and appreciation of female entrepreneurship. It offers insights that add to the emergent 'social turn' in entrepreneurship research. The narrow view of performance, if measured only in limited economic and financial terms, is demonstrated to neglect the vital social contributions. Importantly, the contribution to entrepreneurial scholarship is broader than female enterprising. The chapters illustrate the adaptability and flexibility of entrepreneurial practice. They show how entrepreneurs not only engage with economic, social and cultural circumstances, but how they fit into these contexts to generate a range of values.' -- Alistair R. Anderson, Robert Gordon University, UK

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Edited by Shumaila Yousafzai, Reader in Entrepreneurship, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK, Alain Fayolle, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France, Adam Lindgreen, Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Colette Henry, Head of the Department of Business Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway, Saadat Saeed, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Durham University Business School, Durham University and Shandana Sheikh, Doctoral Researcher, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK


Contents: Introduction Shumaila Yousafzai, Alain Fayolle, Adam Lindgreen, Colette Henry, Saadat Saeed and Shandana Sheikh PART 1 Performance, success and value in entrepreneurship: a women's perspective 1. Redefining Success beyond Economic Growth and Wealth Generation: The Case of Ethiopia Atsede T. Hailemariam and Brigitte Kroon 2. Value creation through women's entrepreneurship Shandana Sheikh, Shumaila Yousafzai, Federica Sist, Aybeniz Akdeniz and Saadat Saeed 3. Stepping into power: Women leaders and their journey of self-redefinition Milka Milliance PART 2 Challenging underperformance hypothesis and acknowledging the constrained performance of women entrepreneurs 4. Hitting the top: Is there a glass ceiling for high-growth women entrepreneurs? Ruta Aidis 5. Indigenous entrepreneurship: Maori female entrepreneurs in the tourism industry and constraints to their success Alina Zapalska and Dallas Brozik 6. Women entrepreneurs in South Africa: maintaining a balance between culture, personal life, and business Bridget Irene 7. How vague entrepreneurial identities of Swedish women entrepreneurs are performed by the government financiers Aija Voitkane, Jeaneth Johansson, Malin Malmstroem, and Joakim Wincent 8. Socially constructed masculine domination: Officials' perception of female entrepreneurs in Kerala, India Roshni Narendran PART 3 Overcoming constrained performance: Facilitating women entrepreneurs 9. Exploring alternative gendered social structures within entrepreneurship education: notes from a women's-only enterprise programme in the United Kingdom Monique Boddington and Shima Barakat 10. Bridging entrepreneurial gender gap through social protection among women small-scale traders in Kenya Anne Kamau, Paul Kamau, Daniel Muia, Harun Baiya and Jane Ndung'u 11. Challenges to formalization of Palestinian female-owned home-based businesses Grace Khoury, Wojdan Farraj and Suhail Sultan 12. The influence of gender on social orientation and family-friendly policies in community-based enterprises in Brazil Luisa Delgado-Marquez, Rachida Justo and Julio O. De Castro PART 4 Moving Forward 13. Gender and business performance: The role of entrepreneurial segregation Natalie Sappleton 14. Still bringing up the rear: Why women will always be 'Other' in entrepreneurship's masculine instrumental discourse Joan Lockyer, Cherisse Hoyte, and Sunita Dewitt Index