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Fields of power : exploring the perspectives of women entrepreneurs in rural communities

Pret, Tobias and Shaw, Eleanor (2014) Fields of power : exploring the perspectives of women entrepreneurs in rural communities. In: 37th Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference 2014, 2014-11-05 - 2014-11-06.

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Abstract

This paper explores the importance of fields of power for women entrepreneurs in rural communities. Specifically, we employ Bourdieu's (1977; 1984; 1986) theory of practice and investigate the interplay between field characteristics relating to habitus and entrepreneurial capital and their impact on entrepreneurial behaviours and practices.