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Research Handbook of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

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Research Handbook of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Value Creation

9781789901368 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Shumaila Yousafzai, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, Colette Henry, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland, Monique Boddington, University of Cambridge, Shandana Sheikh, Cardiff University, UK and Alain Fayolle, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Activities, University of Cagliari, Italy
Publication Date: November -0001 ISBN: 978 1 78990 136 8 Extent: c 464 pp
This Research Handbook highlights the importance of women as agents of change, acknowledging women entrepreneurs’ efforts and supporting their value-creation activities. With important implications for policymaking, contributing authors direct attention to and provide evidence for the positive contribution of women entrepreneurs have for the economy, regardless of their businesses’ size and formal status.

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This Research Handbook highlights the importance of women as agents of change, acknowledging women entrepreneurs’ efforts and supporting their value-creation activities. With important implications for policymaking, contributing authors direct attention to and provide evidence for the positive contribution of women entrepreneurs have for the economy, regardless of their businesses’ size and formal status.

Challenging the underperformance hypothesis associated with women entrepreneurs, chapters present evidence that women do not underperform in their businesses, but that they add value even in constrained environments. This intends to shift the focus of research from questions like ‘what do entrepreneurs do?’ to ‘how do they do it?’, focusing on the unique ways in which each women entrepreneur creates value, and ‘for whom do they do it?’, looking at the multiple value outcomes women entrepreneurs create and the beneficiaries of that value.

With a global perspective on women’s entrepreneurship and their value creation, this Handbook will be vital reading for researchers of entrepreneurship, as well as government agencies and policymakers interested in promoting entrepreneurial activity.
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‘This rich and inspiring book provides a collection of chapters that offer a very timely and critical reminder of the value created through women’s entrepreneurship. Under the guidance of Yousafzai, Henry, Boddington, Sheikh and Fayolle, the reader is encouraged to really reflect on what influences and constrains the growth of women’s entrepreneurship. At the same time, we are introduced to real insight into how women’s entrepreneurship plays out and is practiced in a variety of different and very interesting contexts. I am confident that this Handbook will be valued by many communities across the world and will provide the foundation for furthering real knowledge and understanding. I applaud the authors and editors for their exceptional and inspiring work.’
– Sarah Jack, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

'The holistic perspective on value creation through women’s entrepreneurship that this comprehensive volume spotlights, has been long overdue. Perceptive multi-level organization of the collection brings fine-grained insights on how women’s entrepreneurial activity can create value at four different levels – the individual, business, household and societal levels. A must-read for challenging underperformance notions on women entrepreneurs and enlightened evidence-based policymaking.'
–Anne de Bruin, Massey University, New Zealand

‘The Research Handbook of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Value Creation is a long overdue and much welcome addition to our growing body of work on women’s entrepreneurship. The articles included in this volume provide a global perspective on the ways in which women-owned firms contribute value above and beyond commonly cited financial measures. Together, authors representing a diverse array of geographic regions show us how women entrepreneurs create not only economic value but also social value for their countries, communities, families, and for other women through their leadership and example.’
– Susan Coleman, University of Hartford, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Leona Achtenhagen, Ruta Aidis, Gry Agnete Alsos, Doaa Althalathini, Frances Amatucci, Nadia Arshad, Sadia Arshad, Mary Barrett, Naomi Birdthistle, Hans Bressers, Klavs Ciprikis, Thomas M. Cooney, Jiska de Groot, Robyn Eversole, Sylvia K. Gavigan, Vinita Godinho, Konjit Hailu Gudeta, Atsede Tesfaye Hailemariam, Angela Hamouda, Musarrat Jabeen, Siavash Aein Jamshid, Kate Johnston, Anne Kamau, Shova Thapa Karki, Abigail Knox, Brigitte Kroon, Milka Kwiatek, Zara Lasater, Hans Lundberg, Vahid Makizadeh, Winnie Mitullah, Nthabiseng Mohlakoana, Roshni Narendran, Marzieh Nasiri, Rebecca Nevins, Nadeera Ranabahu, Annie Roos, Caren Scheepers, Debbie Sparks, Ethne Swartz, Sanaa Talha, Hayfaa Tlaiss, Marloes van Engen, Maria Villares-Varela, Renuka Vyas, Mirela Xheneti, Khizran Zehra















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