Why Research on Women Entrepreneurs Needs New Directions
ABSTRACT Research articles on women's entrepreneurship reveal, in spite of intentions to the contrary and in spite of inconclusive research results, a tendency to recreate the idea of women as being secondary to men and of women's businesses being of less significance or, at best, as being a complement. Based on a discourse analysis, this article discusses what research practices cause these results. It suggests new research directions that do not reproduce women's subordination but capture more and richer aspects of women's entrepreneurship.
Gender in Management 03/2015; 30(1):2-25. DOI:10.1108/GM-10-2013-0120
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ABSTRACT: New media are characterized by their strong user focus. It is transforming the idea of community and the way they perceive the other. It also used to give people more information about products and services to help them to feel both important and involved. The idea becomes increasingly fluid and changeable online. In this context, it is interesting to explore how we experience and perform these roles, and how new media shape our creativity and innovation. The purpose of involving in social media for entrepreneurs is quite creating new ideas by engaging individuals with others who they generate innovation and creative ideas in their profiles. This paper is based on the results of a survey of 100 entrepreneurs who engaged in Linkdin.com for starting up a new business during two weeks. It also explores the successful entrepreneurship practices for starting up new business depends on some factors which quite influence in entrepreneur’s decision in entrepreneurship intentions in SNW. The findings reveal that Creativity and innovation at individual through social networking websites are achieved through curiosity in cyberspace, openness to experience, network attitude, flexibility, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation impact as well as cascade availability are all dimensions of successful entrepreneurship practice. Keywords: Innovation, creativity, Social networking websites, Successful entrepreneurship practice, Linkedin.The International Conference Entrepreneurship Education - A Priority for the Higher Education Institutions – CReBUS in Romania, Romania; 10/2012
01/2011; 36(1):35. DOI:10.3917/riges.361.0035