The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly across the world in recent years. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing numbers, they have received comparatively little attention from the academic community.
This comprehensive and coherent book redresses the balance and provides an up-to-date, theoretical review of this important area of study. A distinguished group of international contributors presents the latest work from the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore, which explores practical initiatives and strategies related to the experiences of women entering small business entrepreneurship.
Providing a unique balance between theory and practice, this book will be welcomed by scholars and students of women in management and entrepreneurship as well as policymakers and small business service providers.
Edited by Sandra L. Fielden, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School and Marilyn J. Davidson, Professor Emerita in Work Psychology, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and Co-Director, Davidson and Wood, UK
Contents: Preface PART I: WOMEN INTO ENTERPRISE - PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIOUR CHARACTERISTICS 1. Why Women Enter into Small Business Ownership Muriel Orhan 2. Characteristics of Women Small Business Owners Sherrill R. Taylor and Julia D. Newcomer 3. Analysing Achievement, Motivation and Leadership in Women Entrepreneurs: A New Integration Janice Langan-Fox 4. Career Paths of Women Business Owners Dorothy Perrin Moore PART II: WOMEN INTO ENTERPRISE - CONSTRAINTS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS 5. The Constraints Facing Women Entering Small Business Ownership Leonie V. Still 6. The Financing of Small Businesses - Female Experiences and Strategies Susan Marlow and Dean Patton 7. Succession Planning in Small Firms: Gender Impacts Lynn M. Martin and Chris Martin 8. The Impact of Family Support on the Success of Women Business Owners Nancy Rogers PART III: WOMEN INTO ENTERPRISE - BLACK AND ETHNIC MINORITY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS 9. African American Women and Small Business Start-up: Backgrounds, Goals and Strategies used by African American Women in the Initialization and Operation of Small Businesses Katherine Inman and Linda M. Grant 10. The Experiences of Asian Women Entering Business Start-up in the UK Adel J. Dawe and Sandra L. Fielden 11. Ethnicity and Gender in Women's Businesses in New Zealand Judith K. Pringle and Rachel Wolfgramm 12. Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in the USA Yolanda Sarason and Morgan Morrison PART IV: WOMEN INTO ENTERPRISE - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 13. Women into Enterprise - A European and International Perspective Mary van der Boon 14. Women Entrepreneurs in Singapore Jean Lee 15. The Changing Experience of Australian Women Entrepreneurs Susan Dann and Rebekah Bennett 16. Women Small Business Owners in India P. Sudarsanan Pillai and K.P. Saraswathy Amma 17. `I'm Out of Here': Women Leaving Companies in the USA to Start their Own Businesses Mary C. Mattis PART V: WOMEN INTO ENTERPRISE - FUTURE PERSPECTIVES AND RECOMMENDATIONS 18. Past Journeys: Global Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurial Women in US History Jeannette Oppedisano 19. Women's Entrepreneurship: Exploring New Avenues Kiran Mirchandani 20. The Way Forward for Women Business Owners Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson Index