420 pages | 33 B/W Illus.
Women accomplish nearly two-thirds of total work around the world (including household duties), comprise one-third of the formal labor force, but women receive one-tenth of the world's income and own only one-hundredth of the world’s property. Entrepreneurship is a vehicle for advancing the lives of women around the world. This book brings together 49 distinguished entrepreneurship scholars to provide a unique global vision of the wellbeing of women entrepreneurs necessary for fostering sustainable development and inclusive societies.
Although gender inequality is an important issue, solutions leading to gender parity are far from reaching ideal levels in the formal workplace and globally. Meanwhile the number of women involved in entrepreneurship is growing exponentially because there are more opportunities for women to own a business and be their own boss. This offers women the most desirable and flexible working conditions that better align with women’s lifestyles and multiple family responsibilities. However, entrepreneurial activities are demanding and complex; compared to men, women face special challenges that deserve close attention. This book presents research and programs to effectively support women entrepreneurs in reaching levels of wellbeing required to ensure business sustainability and personal prosperity.
Offering a diversity perspectives from around the globe, The Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurship is of great interest to academics and practitioners working in teaching and research in disciplines including business management, entrepreneurship, oganizational change, human centered management, human resources, sustainable development, and women’s studies.
Part 1 The Americas
1. The multiplier effect of wellbeing of women entrepreneurs. A practical approach and a personal account, Maria-Teresa Lepeley
2. Women entrepreneurs: Advancing from quantity to quality to attain wellbeing through business sustainability, Maria-Teresa Lepeley
3. Wellbeing, family, support, and health among married women entrepreneurs in the United States, Nicholas J. Beutell and Marianne M. O’Hare
4. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs in the United States. Common themes and their narratives, Marianne M. O’Hare and Nicholas J. Beutell
5. Women founders of STEM firms in the United States. Challenges and opportunities to attain business sustainability and wellbeing, Jennifer L. Woolley
6. The expat entrepreneur. Entrepreneurial ventures and wellbeing of women as ‘Trailing Spouses’, Amy M. Kerulis, Leanne M. Tortez, Maura J. Mills
7. Work, Wellness, and Wellbeing. Women Entrepreneurs Can Be Well While Doing Good, Christine Galib
8. Women in entrepreneurship from failure to wellbeing: Paradox or paradigm? A case study in Chile, Katherina Kuschel, María-Teresa Lepeley, Constanza Quiroz, Juan Pablo Labra
9. Entrepreneurship as therapy. A metaphor among necessity driven women seeking wellbeing by doing and connecting in Chile, Rocío Ruiz-Martínez, Katherina Kuschel, Inmaculada Pastor Gosálbez
10.Women in high-growth entrepreneurship and Chile’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Katherina Kuschel
11. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs in rural Cusco, Peru: Success stories and entrepreneurial training, Olga Cirilo and Fernando Merino
Trinidad and Tobago
12. Entrepreneurial Engagement, Empowerment and Wellbeing of Caribbean Women: A Meta-Synthesis, Talia Esnard
Part 2 Europe
13. Why women entrepreneurs undertake lower radical growth modalities than do men. The Imprinting phenomenon, Severine Le Loarne - Lamaire
14. Work-family conflicts and satisfaction among Italian women entrepreneurs, Luisa De Vita, Michela Mari, Sara Poggesi
15. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs and relational capital. A case study in Italy, Francesca Dal Mas, Paola Paoloni, Rosa Lombardi
16. Aspects of work-life balance and wellbeing of women in entrepreneurship, José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez and Alicia Coduras
17. Entrepreneurial Life-Puzzle and Wellbeing: The case of Swedish women entrepreneurs, Jean-Charles E. Languilaire
18. Women entrepreneurs and wellbeing: An identity perspective, Andreana Drencheva
Part 3 Middle East
19. Grameen Microcredit Model of Social Entrepreneurship: Effect of Wellbeing among Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey, Guler Aras and Ozlem Kutlu Furtuna
Lebanon - Jordan
20. Exploring Degrees of Wellbeing of Women Entrepreneurs in Refugee Settlements: A Personal Account, Josette Dijkhuizen
Part 4 Asia
21. Wellbeing of women entrepreneurs: An Indian perspective, Jasmine Banu and Rupashree Baral
22. Wellbeing assessment of pull and push women entrepreneurs. The Case of Bangladesh, Sabrina Nourin, Wee Chan Au, Pervaiz Ahmed
Part 5 Africa
23. Exploring wellbeing indicators of women micro entrepreneurs in Zambia, Emiel L. Eijdenberg and Lena Ehmann
24. Rethinking Women in Survival Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing in Kenya, Likoko Eunice, Nicky Pouw, JB Okeyo-Owuor and Hannington Odame
25. Hired Domestic Help: Critical factor in women entrepreneurs’ life and business satisfaction in Sub-Saharan countries, Konjit Gudeta, Marloes van Engen. Pascale Peters, Marc Van Veldhoven, Guy Moors
Part 6 Australia
26. Enhancing wellbeing of women in entrepreneurship in media narrative,Bronwyn Eager, Sharon Grant. Naomi Birdthistle
The Human Centered Management Series aims to stimulate the discussion and the discovery of effective approaches and solutions and innovation with increasing potential to improve the wellbeing of people. In short, this new revolution will place technology at the service of people, not the other way around. It is not technology that is propelling the changes, it is human talent. New strategies to develop talent will be critical and, understanding the pivotal role of education, multidisciplinary approaches from scholars and practitioners from around the world will be required to articulate solutions.
New constructs are needed to position management at the forefront of the transformation to foster the human centered paradigm shift. This book series will capture this new thinking.