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Exploring the impact of gender upon women's business ownership

Carter, S.L. and Marlow, S. and Henry, C. (2009) Exploring the impact of gender upon women's business ownership. International Small Business Journal, 27 (2). pp. 139-148. ISSN 0266-2426

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Abstract

Building on some of the research themes discussed earlier, this special issue of the International Small Business Journal presents a set of research articles that offer new perspectives on some of the current female entrepreneurship debates. In selecting the articles, the editors have endeavoured to bring together a collection of articles that offer new insights into the challenges that women encounter in their efforts to become entrepreneurs. While each of the articles deals with a different topic debate, and adopts a differing methodological approaches, they are inextricably linked by a number of central themes, namely, new venture creation, small business, availability of resources and the dimension of 'challenge' within entrepreneurship. Collectively, this special issue presents a highly complementary set of research articles that enhances our understanding of the dynamic nature of female entrepreneurship and the challenges of the entrepreneurial environment.