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Women and Entrepreneurship

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Women and Entrepreneurship

Contemporary Classics

9781845422592 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Candida G. Brush, Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship, Babson College, US and Visiting Adjunct, Nord University, Norway and Dublin City University, Ireland, Nancy M. Carter, Vice President, Research Catalyst Inc., New York and Richard M. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship, University of St Thomas, Minnesota, Elizabeth J. Gatewood, Research Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, Patricia G. Greene, Professor Emeritus, Babson College and Myra M. Hart, MBA Class of 1961 Chair of Entrepreneurial Management, Harvard Business School, US
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 259 2 Extent: 640 pp
Women and Entrepreneurship is a careful selection of the most significant previously published material which has been influential in shaping the field of women’s entrepreneurship. The volume presents early works which laid the foundations first asking whether women entrepreneurs were different, exploring issues about women entrepreneurs and their businesses and delving into more specific questions on individual, organizational, and environmental matters. An organizing framework connects the works from theory to the conceptual categories of human capital, including personal cognition and goals, social capital, financial capital, strategic choice, performance, outcomes and environment.

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Women and Entrepreneurship is a careful selection of the most significant previously published material which has been influential in shaping the field of women’s entrepreneurship. The volume presents early works which laid the foundations first asking whether women entrepreneurs were different, exploring issues about women entrepreneurs and their businesses and delving into more specific questions on individual, organizational, and environmental matters. An organizing framework connects the works from theory to the conceptual categories of human capital, including personal cognition and goals, social capital, financial capital, strategic choice, performance, outcomes and environment.

The volume provides a comprehensive introduction for any researcher entering this field of study and illustrates those areas where additional research is greatly needed.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book is invaluable since it provides a cohesive overview of different theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and methodologies that address women’s entrepreneurship. . . this collection should be the first stop for all those starting their research journey in the field as well as a handy companion for those further down the track. It is a valuable reference tool that provides easy access to the key articles on women’s entrepreneurship, all effectively organised along the lines of seven dominant strands of research. The volume will certainly be a “launching pad for future scholastic work”.’
– Anne de Bruin, Gender in Management

‘This is a long-awaited and very useful collection of 30 research articles on women’s entrepreneurship, published in some of the leading entrepreneurship research journals. . . this collection gives the newcomer to the field a very useful introduction to research on women’s entrepreneurship.’
– Helene Ahl, International Small Business Journal

‘. . . a very useful tool for all researchers interested in the study of a field that, in recent years, has been gaining increased attention within entrepreneurship. It assembles a good set of both theoretical and empirical contributions for our understanding of women’s entrepreneurial behavior, and opens important research avenues not only within each of the five constructs selected by the editors but also within the relationships that may be established between them.’
– Vasco Eiriz and Luís M. de Castro, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

‘This volume brings together the best scholars from different academic disciplines to examine the contribution of women to market economies. It does a great job of blending theory and practice as we continue to understand entrepreneurship, the principal source of job and wealth creation in America.’
– John Sibley Butler, IC2 and University of Texas, Austin, US
Contributors
30 articles, dating from 1976 to 2003
Contributors include: H. Aldrich, S. Birley, R.J. Boden Jr., R.S. Burt, E.M. Fischer, C. Holmquist, A.L. Kalleberg, R. Thurik, I. Verheul, J. Watson
Contents
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Patricia G. Greene, Candida G. Brush, Nancy M. Carter, Elizabeth J. Gatewood and Myra M. Hart
PART I THEORY
1. Sue Birley (1989), ‘Female Entrepreneurs: Are They Really Any Different?’
2. Candida G. Brush and Robert D. Hisrich (1991), ‘Antecedent Influences on Women-owned Businesses’
3. Candida G. Brush (1992), ‘Research on Women Business Owners: Past Trends, a New Perspective and Future Directions’
4. Eileen M. Fischer, A. Rebecca Reuber and Lorraine S. Dyke (1993), ‘A Theoretical Overview and Extension of Research on Sex, Gender, and Entrepreneurship’
5. Barbara Bird and Candida Brush (2002), ‘A Gendered Perspective on Organizational Creation’
6. Margaret J. Greer and Patricia G. Greene (2003), ‘Feminist Theory and the Study of Entrepreneurship’
PART II HUMAN CAPITAL AND COGNITION
7. Donald L. Sexton and Nancy Bowman-Upton (1990), ‘Female and Male Entrepreneurs: Psychological Characteristics and Their Role in Gender-related Discrimination’
8. Karyn A. Loscocco, Joyce Robinson, Richard H. Hall and John K. Allen (1991), ‘Gender and Small Business Success: An Inquiry into Women’s Relative Disadvantage’
9. Carin Holmquist and Elisabeth Sundin (1988), ‘Women as Entrepreneurs in Sweden: Conclusions from a Survey’
10. Elizabeth J. Gatewood, Kelly G. Shaver and William B. Gartner (1995), ‘A Longitudinal Study of Cognitive Factors Influencing Start-up Behaviors and Success at Venture Creation’
11. Nancy M. Carter, William B. Gartner, Kelly G. Shaver and Elizabeth J. Gatewood (2003), ‘The Career Reasons of Nascent Entrepreneurs’
PART III SOCIAL CAPITAL
12. Howard Aldrich (1989), ‘Networking Among Women Entrepreneurs’
13. Ronald S. Burt (1998), ‘The Gender of Social Capital’
14. Linda A. Renzulli, Howard Aldrich and James Moody (2000), ‘Family Matters: Gender, Networks, and Entrepreneurial Outcomes’
PART IV FINANCIAL CAPITAL
15. E. Holly Buttner and Benson Rosen (1989), ‘Funding New Business Ventures: Are Decision Makers Biased Against Women Entrepreneurs?’
16. Susan Coleman (2000), ‘Access to Capital and Terms of Credit: A Comparison of Men- and Women-owned Small Businesses’
17. Ingrid Verheul and Roy Thurik (2001), ‘Start-Up Capital: “Does Gender Matter?”’
18. Nancy M. Carter, Candida G. Brush, Patricia G. Greene, Elizabeth Gatewood and Myra M. Hart (2003), ‘Women Entrepreneurs Who Break Through to Equity Financing: The Influence of Human, Social and Financial Capital’
19. Patricia G. Greene, Candida G. Brush, Myra M. Hart and Patrick Saparito (2001), ‘Patterns of Venture Capital Funding: Is Gender a Factor?’
PART V STRATEGIC CHOICE
20. Nancy M. Carter, Mary Williams and Paul D. Reynolds (1997), ‘Discontinuance Among New Firms in Retail: The Influence of Initial Resources, Strategy, and Gender’
21. Jennifer E. Cliff (1998), ‘Does One Size Fit All? Exploring the Relationship Between Attitudes Towards Growth, Gender, and Business Size’
22. Alexandra L. Anna, Gaylen N. Chandler, Erik Jansen and Neal P. Mero (2000), ‘Women Business Owners in Traditional and Non-traditional Industries’
23. Lisa K. Gundry and Harold P. Welsch (2001), ‘The Ambitious Entrepreneur: High Growth Strategies of Women-owned Enterprises’
PART VI PERFORMANCE
24. Arne L. Kalleberg and Kevin T. Leicht (1991), ‘Gender and Organizational Performance: Determinants of Small Business Survival and Success’
25. Radha Chaganti and Saroj Parasuraman (1996), ‘A Study of the Impacts of Gender on Business Performance and Management Patterns in Small Businesses’
26. John Watson (2002), ‘Comparing the Performance of Male- and Female-controlled Businesses: Relating Outputs to Inputs’
PART VII ENVIRONMENTAL
27. Eleanor Brantley Schwartz (1976), ‘Entrepreneurship: A New Female Frontier’
28. Lars Kolvereid, Scott Shane and Paul Westhead (1993), ‘Is it Equally Difficult for Female Entrepreneurs to Start Businesses in All Countries?’
29. Ted Baker, Howard E. Aldrich and Nina Liou (1997), ‘Invisible Entrepreneurs: The Neglect of Women Business Owners by Mass Media and Scholarly Journals in the USA’
30. Richard J. Boden, Jr (1999), ‘Gender Inequality in Wage Earnings and Female Self-employment Selection’
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