A Research Agenda for Women and Entrepreneurship

Identity Through Aspirations, Behaviors and Confidence

Patricia G. Greene ,

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A Research Agenda for Women and Entrepreneurship: Identity Through Aspirations, Behaviors and Confidence

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'What a great book! Two eminent researchers on women's entrepreneurship, Patti Greene and Candy Brush, have assembled a wonderful group of well-known and upcoming scholars, each of them adding novel insights to the puzzle of ''female entrepreneurial identity''. The book covers a wide array of interesting identity-related themes and presents evidence from countries and contexts which are much less studied. This is a must-read for those of us who want to understand and study entrepreneurial identity from a gender perspective, and also for those supporting women entrepreneurs.'
- Friederike Welter, Institut fur Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany

'This book is a welcome addition to the cumulative body of research on women's entrepreneurship and a critical milestone in the research agenda on female entrepreneurial identity. The editors Greene and Brush, top scholars in the field, brilliantly join the dots in the literature to make clear the complexity of women's entrepreneurial identity and the connections to related concepts of confidence, behaviors and aspirations. The wealth of contributions in this highly recommended volume, successfully illuminate important aspects and signposts questions to continue this vital discourse.'
- Anne de Bruin, Massey University, New Zealand

Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This book looks at long-studied questions of identity from the perspective of women entrepreneurs, exploring ideas related to entrepreneurial identity for women and their businesses. The editors map out a vision for research on women and entrepreneurship and discuss aspiration, behaviors and confidence as key concepts that shape and enhance a woman?s identity in the entrepreneurial process.

A global collection of authors who are passionate about identity and women?s entrepreneurship bring a variety of theoretical perspectives and quantitative methodologies to the table. Through a common framework of on women business owners and their businesses, they delve into social identity, start-ups, crowdfunding and context to set the groundwork for future research on entrepreneurship and gender.

Advanced graduate students and researchers in the field of entrepreneurship will appreciate this focused exploration of a compelling topic, as will doctoral students and scholars of women?s issues.

Contributors: T.H. Allison, M. Brännback, C.G. Brush, A. Carsrud, E. Crosina, C. Cruz, J.O. De Castro, C. Elliott, P.G. Greene, R.T. Harrison, D. Hechavarria, R. Justo, K. Kuschel, J.-P. Labra, C.M. Leitch, M. Markowska, S. Nikou, P.P. Oo, B. Orser, A. Sahaym, S. Srivastava, S.K. Trivedi

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