Gender and Entrepreneurship in Tourism

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Gender and Entrepreneurship in Tourism

9781800883857 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Haywantee Ramkissoon, Fellow of the Peer Review College, British Academy of Management, UK; Professor, UniSA Business; Executive Co-Director, Centre for Enterprise Dynamics in Global Economies (C-EDGE), University of South Australia and Visiting Professor, School of Tourism and Hospitality, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa and Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Taylor’s University, Malaysia and Felix Mavondo, Professor of Marketing, Director of Research Impact, Co-Director: Graduate Research Industry Partnership, Department of Marketing, Monash Business School, Australia
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80088 385 7 Extent: 228 pp
This innovative book brings together a unique collection of research on entrepreneurship centring on gender perspectives in tourism in both Western and non-Western contexts. It serves as a vital reference point for advanced studies on gender issues, allowing the reader to explore current and future challenges and strategies for entrepreneurship in tourism.

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This innovative book brings together a unique collection of research on entrepreneurship centring on gender perspectives in tourism in both Western and non-Western contexts. It serves as a vital reference point for advanced studies on gender issues, allowing the reader to explore current and future challenges and strategies for entrepreneurship in tourism.

Presenting international case studies, top scholars in the field explore the interplay of relationships in gendered entrepreneurship in specific tourism settings. Chapters examine socially constructed understandings of men and women, and how these influence peoples’ social identities and entrepreneurial practices. Building on feminist theories, it provides theoretical, qualitative and quantitative analyses of the topic.

This will be an invigorating read for tourism scholars, particularly those looking at the interconnections between gender and entrepreneurship in tourism. Its wide range of case studies will also make this a useful read for tourism practitioners and policy makers.
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‘This is a thought provoking book that explores a timely and important topic. It discusses the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship in tourism from various perspectives. It is full of important information for those of us who want to thoroughly understand the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship in tourism.’
– Dogan Gursoy, Washington State University, US

‘Ramkissoon and Mavondo utilize a global, inclusive approach, targeting a broad range of experiences at the intersection of entrepreneurship, gender, and tourism. Issues of power, place, passion and pragmatism – crucial components of entrepreneurship – are exposed, analyzed, and celebrated in environments ranging from the chilly north of Arctic Norway to the beaches of Mauritius.’
– Nancy Gard McGehee, Virginia Tech, US

‘This is a welcome contribution to the emerging tourism entrepreneurship literature, from unique gender perspectives. This collection not only enriches the knowledge construction of an important domain, but also embraces diversity in its inclusion of case studies from various settings. The work shall catalyse further enlightening dialogues on these critical issues.’
– Cathy Hsu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Contributors
Contributors: Hassan Aideed, Nasser Alhamar Alkathiri, Marwa Alshanfri, Marvin Ashner, Richard W. Butler, Maria-Francisca Casado Claro, Priscilla Cembranel, Irene Cheng Chu Chan, Tsitsi Chipfuva, Juliet Chipumuro, Yiche Cui, Senika Dewnarain, Ahmed Mohamed Elbaz, Vikramsing Gungah, Azizul Hassan, Yidan Huang, Yangyang Jiang, Rob Law, Line Mathisen, Felix Mavondo, Donna Quadri-Felitti, Haywantee Ramkissoon, Jackson Renner Rodrigues Soares,Islam Elbayoumi Salem, Faith Samkange, Amit Sharma, Siri Ulfsdatter Søreng







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Contents:

1 Introduction to Gender and Entrepreneurship in Tourism 1
Haywantee Ramkissoon and Felix Mavondo
2 Entrepreneurship: a man’s world in the early days of tourism? 9
Richard. W. Butler
3 Gender differences in tourism entrepreneurship 23
Irene Cheng Chu Chan and Rob Law
4 Business opportunities off the beaten tourist path: female
entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico 36
Maria-Francisca Casado-Claro, Jakson Renner
Rodrigues Soares and Priscila Cembranel
5 Female entrepreneurship in tourism: an island perspective 58
Senika Dewnarain and Vikramsing Gungah
6 Micro-entrepreneurs in a remote island setting 73
Richard. W. Butler
7 Female tourism entrepreneurs in China: contributing
factors to their entrepreneurial journey 90
Yangyang Jiang and Yizhe Cui
8 Women and entrepreneurship in tourism in Bangladesh 110
Azizul Hassan and Haywantee Ramkissoon
9 Emotional capital and entrepreneurship: female tourism
entrepreneurs in Arctic Norway 126
Line Mathisen and Siri Ulfsdatter Søreng
10 Personality traits as a factor for entrepreneurial success:
gender differences in tourism in Oman 144
Ahmed Mohamed Elbaz, Islam Elbayoumi Salem, Nasser
Alhamar Alkathiri, Hassan Aideed and Marwa Alshanfri
11 Gender and power in hospitality and tourism
entrepreneurship: a case of the Eastern Cape province of
South Africa 167
Faith Samkange, Juliet Chipumuro, Tsitsi Chipfuva and
Haywantee Ramkissoon
12 Gender and entrepreneurship in transaction costs: women
entrepreneurs in the foodservice system 188
Amit Sharma, Donna Quadri-Feliti and Yidan Huang

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