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International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Edited by Sandra L. Fielden, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and Marilyn J. Davidson, Professor Emerita in Work Psychology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and Co-Director, Davidson and Wood, UK
This informative Handbook examines successful women small business owners in both developed and emergent countries around the globe and, in particular, focuses on women entrepreneur success stories.
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84720 918 4
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  • Business and Management
  • Diversity and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender and Management
This informative Handbook examines successful women small business owners in both developed and emergent countries around the globe and, in particular, focuses on women entrepreneur success stories.

The contributors expertly identify the issues that underpin the success of women small business owners around the globe. Each chapter provides an up-to-date, country-specific review of women’s position in employment and small business ownership and addresses the structural and contextual barriers. They also highlight two cases studies about successful women business owners, and consider strategies relating to the development of women’s business ownership by exploring practical initiatives that have worldwide transferability.

International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs will prove essential reading for students and academics in the fields of entrepreneurship, international business and gender studies. It will also be of invaluable interest to policy-makers, government officials, and those in traditional markets who wish to understand the nature of small business ownership for women in developing and emerging countries.
‘This title is a welcome addition to the study of women entrepreneurs and small-business owners, a field that has received little scholarly attention. Given the growth of women-owned businesses around the world, it is a timely publication for scholars and students of international business and entrepreneurship. Policymakers interested in women’s small-business ownership, as well as potential or actual women business owners, should also read this book.’
– Melissa Guy, Feminist Collections

‘This collection on successful women entrepreneurs is timely. Entrepreneurship and small business creation and management are vital to tackle the current worldwide economic recession. Various stakeholders – policy-makers, academics, budding entrepreneurs – will find this book of interest. A number of country-level initiatives that serve to support women’s entrepreneurship are offered that can work almost anywhere. The focus on successful women entrepreneurs is valuable in showing that women can do it and how they achieved their successes. Readers will find the women’s voices reported here to be inspirational.’
– Ronald J. Burke, York University, Canada
Contributors: T. Agarwala, M.J. Davidson, M.R. Evald, S.L. Fielden, R.T. Harrison, K.D. Hughes, J. Hussain, G. İnal, D. Jamali, M. Karataş-Özkan, K. Klyver, L. Levin, K. Lewis, N.O. Madichie, S. Marlow, B. Mathur-Helm, M.C. Mattis, M. McAdam, C. Millman, R. Naz, S.L. Nielsen, M.F. Özbilgin, R.D. Pathak, C. Reis, J.M. Scott, A. Shuvalova, Y. Sidani, G. Singh, A.E. Smith-Hunter, J. Syed, M. Tremaine, G. Wood
Contents:

1. Introduction
Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson

2. Australia
Glenice Wood

3. Brazil
Andrea E. Smith- Hunter

4. Canada
Karen D. Hughes

5. China
Jonathan M. Scott, Javed Hussain, Richard T. Harrison and Cindy Millman

6. Denmark
Suna Løwe Nielsen, Kim Klyver and Majbritt Rostgaard Evald

7. Fiji
Gurmeet Singh, Raghuvar Dutt Pathak and Rafia Naz

8. India
Tanuja Agarwala

9. Lebanon
Dima Jamali and Yusuf Sidani

10. New Zealand
Marianne Tremaine and Kate Lewis

11. Pakistan
Jawad Syed

12. Portugal
Christina Reis

13. Russia
Anna Shuvalova

14. South Africa
Babita Mathur-Helm

15. Turkey
Mine Karataş-Özkan, Gözde İnal and Mustafa F. Özbilgin

16. United Arab Emirates
Nnamdi O. Madichie

17. United Kingdom
Susan Marlow and Maura McAdam

18. United States of America
Mary C. Mattis and Leslie Levin

Index