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Author Avolio Alecchi, Beatrice E.
Title Women and entrepreneurship : female durability, persistence and intuition at work / Beatrice E. Avolio Alecchi and Mirjana Radović-Marković.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey : Gower Publishing Limited, [2013]

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Author Avolio Alecchi, Beatrice E.
Subject Self-employed women.
Businesswomen.
Women-owned business enterprises.
Entrepreneurship.
Alt Name Marković, Mirjana Radović.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; About the Authors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I Female Entrepreneurship; 1 Female Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Background; Introduction; What is an Entrepreneur?; Why Study Women Entrepreneurs?; Women Entrepreneurial Activity; Women Entrepreneurs in the World; Women Entrepreneurs in Latin America; Summary; Conclusions; 2 Female Entrepreneurship: Why do Women Become Entrepreneurs?; Theoretical Background; Circumstances and Motives to Become an Entrepreneur; Why do Women Become Entrepreneurs?; Factors in Becoming Entrepreneurs.
Economic CircumstancesWork Circumstances; Family Circumstances; Personal Circumstances; Motives; 3 Typology of Female Entrepreneurs; Emerging Conceptual Framework: Why do Women Become Entrepreneurs?; The Life Cycle of Women Entrepreneurs; Typology of Women Entrepreneurs; Conclusions; Recommendations; 4 Female Entrepreneurship: Obstacles Faced by Women Entrepreneurs; Theoretical Background; Obstacles Faced by Women Entrepreneurs; Family Responsibilities; Financing; Lack of Education in Business Management; Lack of Self-confidence; The Husband/Partner; Conclusions; 5 Mumpreneurs; Introduction.
What is a Mumpreneur?A New Model for Doing Business; New Market Expansion Possibilities for Small Home Businesses; Conclusions; 6 Women and Inequality Problems; Introduction; Women's Right to Employment; Informality and Gender Aspects; Age Discrimination in Employment and Gender; European Gender Equality Policies; Conclusions; 7 Women in Managerial Jobs; Introduction; The Management Position of Women through History; Women versus Men Managers; Barriers to Female Progress; Creating a Supportive Business Environment for Women; Conclusions; Part II Special Topics on Entrepreneurship.
8 Rural EntrepreneurshipIntroduction; Rural Entrepreneurship, Concept and Definition; Development of Rural Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries; The Case of African Women Farmers; Conclusions; 9 Virtual Entrepreneurship; Definition of Virtual Organizations; Characteristics of Virtual Organizations; Virtual Culture as a Basis for Effective Communication in Virtual Organizations; Communication in Virtual Organizations; Conclusions; 10 Project-based Firms; Introduction; Definition of Project Management; Project-based Organizations.
Impact of Project Management on Effective Business PerformanceConclusions; 11 Home-based Firms; Introduction; Home Business Opportunities; Turning a Hobby into a Home-based Business -- The Case of Genealogy; Rules for Running a Home Business; Key Decisions to Initiate a Home Business; Determination of Success or Failure of a Home Business; Conclusions; Index.
Summary Women and Entrepreneurship comes from two authors with especially rich experience in this field of research. Beatrice Avolio and Mirjana Radovic-Markovic profile women entrepreneurs and consider their motivations, together with the obstacles and challenges that they face and often overcome. A focus on emerging forms of entrepreneurship leads to a concentration on what is happening in newly developing economies, with a major case study set in a South American context. The authors deal with how rural entrepreneurship, virtual entrepreneurship, and project-based and home-based businesses lend them.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409466192 (electronic bk.)
1409466191 (electronic bk.)
9781409466185 (print)
9781409466208 (epub)
9781299925212
OCLC # 855019704
Additional Format Print version: Avolio Alecchi, Beatrice E. Women and entrepreneurship. Farnham, Surrey : Gower Publishing Limited, [2013] 9781409466185 (DLC) 2013008806 (OCoLC)830206201


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