The literature in female entrepreneurship has witnessed significant development in the last 30 years, with the research emphasis shifting from purely descriptive explorations towards a clear effort to embed research within highly informed conceptual frameworks.
With contributions from leading and emerging researchers, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship brings together the latest international research, concepts and thinking in the area. With a strong international dimension, this book will facilitate comparative discussion and analysis on all aspects of female entrepreneurship, including start-ups, socio-economic influences, entrepreneurial capital and minority entrepreneurship.
Reflecting the subject’s growing importance for researchers, academics and policy makers as well as those involved in supporting women’s entrepreneurship through training programmes, networks, consultancy or the provision of venture capital, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship will be an invaluable reference resource.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Context and Practice of Female Entrepreneurship
Colette Henry, Teresa Nelson & Kate Lewis
Part 1: The Context for Female Entrepreneurship
- Women Entrepreneurs and Their Ventures: Complicating Categories and Contextualising Gender
- Experiences of Women Entrepreneurs in Family Firms
- Women, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
- Saudi Women’s Entrepreneurial Intentions: The Social Construction of Norms and Perceptions
- Female Academic Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation: Reviewing the Evidence and Identifying the Challenges
- Strategies to Redress Entrepreneurship Gender Gaps in Canada
- U.S. Women Entrepreneurs and Their Access to Early-Stage Financing
- Financing High-Growth Women-Owned Firms in the United States: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Public Policy
- Gender Differences in New Venture Funding: Supply-Side Discrimination or Demand-Side Disinclination?
- Supporting and Training Female Necessity Entrepreneurs
- Entrepreneurial Role Models: An Integrated Framework from a Constructionist Perspective
- Female Entrepreneurship, Role Models and Network Externalities in Middle–Income Countries
- Revisiting Research on Gender in Entrepreneurial Networks
- Identity Work, Swift Trust and Gender: The Role of Women-Only Leadership Development Programmes
- Postfeminism and Entrepreneurship: Exploring the Identity of the ‘Mumpreneur’
- Female Lifestyle Entrepreneurs and Their Business Models
- Tales of Heroine Entrepreneurs
- Perceived Legitimacy of Women Entrepreneurs in France: Between Identity Legitimacy and Entrepreneurial Legitimacy
- Women, Disability and Entrepreneurship
- Female Immigrant Global Entrepreneurship: From Invisibility to Empowerment?
- Entrepreneurial Activity Among Irish Traveller Women: An Insight into the Complexity of Survival
- Entrepreneurship, Age and Gender: The Swedish Case
Angela Martinez-Dy & Susan Marlow
Mary Barrett & Ken Moores
Kate Kearins & Katrin Schaefer
Renaud Redien-Collot, Laurice Alexandre & Wassim J. Aloulou
Helen Lawton Smith, Henry Etzkowitz, Viviana Meschitti & Alex Poulovassilis
Part 2: The Ecosystem for Female Entrepreneurs
Barbara J. Orser
Linda Edelman, Tatiana Manolova & Candida Brush
Susan Coleman & Alicia Robb
John Watson, Michael Stuetzer & Roxanne Zolin
Part 3: Supporting Female Entrepreneurs
Walid A. Nakara, Nerine Bouguerra & Alain Fayolle
Maria Cristina Díaz-García & Janice Byrne
Part 4: Identity
Claire Leitch, Richard Harrison & Maura McAdam
Helle Neergaard & Dorthe Refslund Christensen
Karin Berglund, Helen Ahl & Katarina Pettersson
Philippe Pailot, Corinne Poroli & Stéphanie Chasserio
Part 5: Demography
Kate Caldwell, Sarah Parker Harris & Maija Renko
Maria Villares-Varela, Monder Ram & Trevor Jones
Thomas M. Cooney & Denis Foley
Carin Holmquist & Elisabeth Sundin
Edited by Colette Henry, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and UiT-The Arctic University of Norway; Teresa Nelson, Simmons College, Boston, USA, and Kate Lewis, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
This timely and expertly organised compendium is a celebration of the growing understanding on the significance and diverse global practice of female entrepreneurship. An impressive range of contributions from top scholars confirms gender is integral to this understanding, provides valuable insights on strengthening the ecosystem to support women’s entrepreneurship and takes into account new demographic contexts and the complexities of female enterprise.
Anne de Bruin, Professor, Massey University, New Zealand
While the area of women’s entrepreneurship has received an increased amount of attention over the past few years, the types of questions asked and the way in which answers are pursued has not yet led to a coherent sense of understanding. In The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship, Henry, Nelson and Lewis guide us through a collection of works that together provide the necessary bridge between gender theories and entrepreneurship, thereby inviting more of us into the discussion with potential impact for theory, practice and policy.
Patricia Greene, Professor, Babson College, USA