Cases on Entrepreneurship and Diversity

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Cases on Entrepreneurship and Diversity

9781803923840 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Dr. Spinder Dhaliwal, Reader in Entrepreneurship, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, UK
Publication Date: 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 384 0 Extent: 248 pp
This erudite casebook draws from first-hand experiences to reflect upon different approaches to, mindsets regarding and attitudes towards entrepreneurship. With contributions from highly experienced academics from a variety of backgrounds, it will help entrepreneurship educators and teachers to decolonise business and innovation curricula while reflecting on key academic questions relating to unique entrepreneurial journeys.

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This erudite casebook draws from first-hand experiences to reflect upon different approaches to, mindsets regarding and attitudes towards entrepreneurship. With contributions from highly experienced academics from a variety of backgrounds, it will help entrepreneurship educators and teachers to decolonise business and innovation curricula while reflecting on key academic questions relating to unique entrepreneurial journeys.

Key Features:

• Contributions from leading international scholars
• Practical and useful learning outcomes, discussion questions and teaching notes
• True life experiences of entrepreneurs from around the globe to explore both their strengths and the challenges they face with their ventures

Cases on Entrepreneurship and Diversity will be essential for students of such disciplines as business and entrepreneurship who wish to fully understand how diversity affects their chosen fields. It will additionally be of use within executive and practitioner education programmes.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book makes an important and timely contribution by addressing the unanswered questions that we have all been asking. The book presents a mixture of compelling case studies and case histories to illuminate the lived experiences of diverse entrepreneurs. The book is an essential read for academics, researchers and educators as it shines an important light on the importance of diversity in practical ways.’
– Professor Kiran Trehan, University of York, UK

‘Cases on Entrepreneurship and Diversity by Dr Spinder Dhaliwal, a collation of case studies of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, is very welcome and is an invaluable asset to developing greater understanding of the huge range of drivers, experiences and outcomes of entrepreneurship throughout the world. The appeal to me as an educator is clear, but I’m sure wider audiences will also appreciate seeing better representation of the diversity of entrepreneurship out there.’
– Professor Laura Galloway, Professor of Business & Enterprise, Edinburgh Business School, UK

‘Cases on Entrepreneurship and Diversity offers genuine insights to real entrepreneurs with discussion questions and debates. It is an important book for the current climate and an essential text for every entrepreneurship course. The importance of diversity in entrepreneurship is exemplified in these relevant and varied cases.’
– Dr Jonathan M. Scott, Senior Lecturer, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Contributors
Contributors include: Sujana Adapa, Zhiyan Basharati, Saba Bibi, Debra Blisson, Robin Bown, Martina Brophy, Luca Cacciolatti, Ioannis Christodoulou, Thomas M. Cooney, Laura A Costanzo, Huibert de Vries, Spinder Dhaliwal, Sindile Dlamini, Richard George, Basel Hammoda, Adila Khan, Gizem Kutlu, Knut Lange, David Rae, Nadeera Ranabahu, Eda Sanchez-Persampieri, Sudesh Sangray, Katja Schroeder, Emilee L Simmons, Nattida Srisaracam, Alison Theaker, Shihang Su, Vincent S. Vazzana, Philippa Ward, Subba Reddy Yarram
Contents
Contents:

Introduction to Cases on Entrepreneurship and Diversity 1
Spinder Dhaliwal 1
1 Sisters organizing for change: a historical case of women’s
enterprise support 3
Debra Blisson
2 Ailim Healing 23
Thomas M. Cooney and Martina Brophy
3 Leicester, UK: city of intercultural creativity and entrepreneurial
placemaking 41
David Rae and Sudesh Sangray
4 A tale of two female Pakistani entrepreneurs: the constraining and
supporting nature of norms 56
Adila Khan, Philippa Ward and Robin Bown
5 The outsidership dilemma of a healthtech start-up entering the US
market 67
Basel Hammoda
6 Migrant entrepreneurship characteristics – a case study from
regional Australia 81
Sujana Adapa and Subba Reddy Yarram
7 I am a former refugee and a woman from an ethnic community: do
these shape my entrepreneurial journey? 101
Nadeera Ranabahu, Huibert P. de Vries and Zhiyan Basharati
8 AnatolianCraft: sustainable female entrepreneurship – a case study
from Turkey 114
Gizem Kutlu
9 Institutions and female entrepreneurship: the case of a family
business in China 128
Shihang Su, Laura A. Costanzo and Knut Lange
10 Female entrepreneurs and discrimination in South Africa:
leveraging network embeddedness to access governmental support
for social innovation 144
Sindile Dlamini, Luca Cacciolatti and Ioannis Christodoulou
11 Female entrepreneurship in a rural area – is mentoring the key to
success? 159
Alison Theaker
12 Mindset and entrepreneurial learning in social entrepreneurship:
ListenField – a driving force of sustainable solutions and impact for
farmers 174
Nattida Srisaracam
13 Pikala Bikes, Marrakesh, Morocco: a social entrepreneurship company 186
Richard George
14 Nashtaa Café: the journey of Nisha Bajwa – entrepreneurial
opportunity identification and development 200
Emilee L. Simmons and Saba Bibi
15 A quest for an identity 210
Emilee L. Simmons and Saba Bibi
16 Doubling down in gentrifying Brooklyn, New York City, USA 218
Eda Sanchez-Persampieri, Katja Schroeder and Vincent Vazzana

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