Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Models, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Louise Kelly
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  • ISBN-10: 1440800782
  • ISBN-13: 9781440800788
  • DDC: 338.04082
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 584 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This two-volume work provides balanced and thorough coverage of women entrepreneurs in multicultural and international contexts as well as in the Western world. Entrepreneurial Women: New Management and Leadership Models explores how women everywhere are empowering themselves socially and economically through entrepreneurship and business ownership. The contributors consider how discrimination against women in the workplace can contribute to the inspiration to become business owners in the first place and document the experiences of African American women entrepreneurs as well as women in distinct settings such as China, Africa, rural Jamaica, and Silicon Valley. The work draws on empirical studies, data sets, case studies, and descriptions of career trajectories to portray the realities of women entrepreneurs today. Readers will understand the distinctive challenges and opportunities involved with the entrepreneurship process for women-owned businesses, grasp how women have overcome their disadvantages in getting funding and accessing capital, and learn about the unique management and leadership style of women entrepreneurs.



  • Louise Kelly

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: An Overview of the Successes and Challenges of Entrepreneurial Women.
1: Gender and Entrepreneurial Intentions.
2: Size and Growth Rate of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States.
3: Breaking the Glass Ceiling through Entrepreneurship.
4: Exploring a Feminine Leadership Model among Women Entrepreneurs.
5: Career Transitions in Marketing: From Corporate Life to Self-Employment.
6: The Unique Management Skills of Women Entrepreneurs.
7: Combining Motherhood and Entrepreneurship: Strategies, Conflict, and Costs.
8: Women Who Launch: Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur.
9: The Dilemmas of Women Entrepreneurs.
10: Work–Life Balance and African American Women Entrepreneurs.
11: Putting the “E” in Entrepreneurship: Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital Age.
12: You Are What You Brand: Women Share Their Branding Stories.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.
Title Page.
Introduction: Entrepreneurial Women in a Global Context.
1: Current Global Status of Women Entrepreneurs.
2: Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Hotel Industry: Evidence from Italy.
3: Training the Female Entrepreneurs of the Future.
4: Seizing the Opportunity to Gain a Middle-Class Lifestyle: Social Mobility and Contemporary Chinese Women.
5: Networking for Female Entrepreneurs.
6: Entrepreneurship among Portuguese Women.
7: Black Women Entrepreneurs Taking Stake in the Global Marketplace.
8: Migrant Women Entrepreneurs: Exploring the Barriers.
9: Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Jamaica and the Women in Economic Leadership (WEL) Model.
10: Women Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
11: Women Entrepreneurs in Cameroon.
12: Hera Hub: A Community for Entrepreneurial Women.
13: Women, Entrepreneurship, and Motivational Factors in India.
14: Marketing Strategies and Investment Return of Women-Run Food Processors in Tanzania.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 2 Index.