Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs in India (CWEI) 21, 29 credit support 62 cultural integration 271 Cyprus 127-33 business life-cycles 132 demographics 130-31 entrepreneur education 132 entrepreneurial opportunities 129 financing 131 ...

Author: Sylva Caracatsanis

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409459460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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A third of the world's entrepreneurial activity is driven by women. With the mass movement of people now commonplace, the role of female entrepreneurs in immigrant communities has become an increasingly important component of the world economy, its productivity, and the struggle against poverty. Throwing light on the dynamics of entrepreneurship generally, and on immigrant and female entrepreneurship in particular, the global Female Immigrant Entrepreneurship (FIE) project is a huge and exciting research undertaking. Written by the project's team of researchers based in prestigious business schools and universities on almost every continent, this important book begins the process of discovering why and how female driven business start-ups often seem to spontaneously emerge in adverse environments. Is it randomness, luck, or chance that determine success or failure, or vital critical forces and the inherent qualities of the women involved? The research emerging from the FIE project points to answers to questions about the integration of immigrant communities, their interaction with host economic and business environments, and the role of women in that interaction. With findings from more than fifteen countries, from the USA with some of the world's oldest and largest immigrant communities, to African countries that are the newest destination for Asian migrants, this book will help inform social and economic policy in communities and countries searching for prosperity. More than that, the book offers policy makers, business leaders, and those concerned with business development the chance to uncover some of the mystery around the complex phenomenon of entrepreneurship itself.
Categories: Business & Economics

Women Athletes and Entrepreneurs

Women Athletes and Entrepreneurs

Summary The objective of this study was to explore and compare World Athlete Entrepreneurs to see if there was an association with Women Business Entrepreneurs. Nine questions navigated the study to find associations (a) are Women ...

Author: Ph. D. Melissa L. Greer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438912745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Sports athletes are connected to business entrepreneurship due to the relationships of business strategies, psychological, and motivational characteristics according to authoritative research. Barrel racing has become a limitless opportunity for success becoming the second favorite event in the rodeo. However, the barrel-racing cowgirl faces criticisms, perhaps, due to a psychic prison that society continues to live from the lack of knowledge of this type of culture. It is debated this industry is not an efficient entrepreneurship endeavor. However, the woman barrel racer is a sports athlete who participates in her own activity to obtain capital, self-actualization, and achievement. It is further acknowledged she is responsible for her own financial resources to pay for business expenses in order to continue the venture. Cowboys have been studied and confirmed to be entrepreneurs so why would women barrel racers be different? The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast Women Barrel Racers (also referred as World Athlete Entrepreneurs) with Women Business Entrepreneurs and determine if there is an association between women who race and women who have their own businesses. The main areas of concern were business strategies, psychological traits, and motivational characteristics. This study also investigated the Birth Theory and the Only or Eldest Daughter Syndrome. Finally, barriers experienced by World Athlete Entrepreneurs and Women Business Entrepreneurs were analyzed.
Categories: Business & Economics

Educating Entrepreneurs

Educating Entrepreneurs

8 Shahar Matorin, Israel Country Manager and Tel Aviv Director at Startup Grind Inc. says that when you look around at the Startup Grind conference, and see 300 speakers and so many entrepreneurs gathered, talking to each other, ...

Author: Dafna Kariv

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351007986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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As entrepreneurship programs proliferate—from classes in higher education to incubators, accelerators, open innovation platforms, and innovation factories—our understanding of the advantages and challenges of different modes of learning becomes increasingly obscured. In Educating Entrepreneurs, Kariv provides an impressively broad and thorough overview of the field of entrepreneurship education, along with practical tools for students to be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different options that exist, as well as for these programs’ developers and managing teams to be able to plan and manage such processes. Examining these programs, which are found both within and outside of academia, along with insights into their challenges and opportunities, should help students grasp the entrepreneurship education field, its goals, target audience, and ecosystem involvement. Kariv supplements this comprehensive evaluation with case studies and examples that tie the theory to practical applications. Students can read about contemporary ventures, such as Y Combinators, Techstars, and SOSA, giving them concrete examples to relate to. Interviews with program stakeholders around the world complete the view, with an exploration of the cultural and country-based dynamics related to programs developed in specific countries. Being both thorough and informative, this book will serve students and faculty of entrepreneurship courses, as well as practitioners looking to understand their entrepreneurship education options.
Categories: Business & Economics

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Graph 3 shows that 27 per cent women entrepreneurs face the problem of fulfillment of legal formalities because of no proper legal knowledge in business and remaining 73 per cent face this problem to some extent.

Author: Dr. Sahebrao B. Ohol

Publisher: Ashok Yakkaldevi

ISBN: 9781926488875

Category: Art

Page: 285

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“A good entrepreneur is one who is capable of inspiring confidence in people, and has ability to motivate them to work with him in fulfilling the economic goals set by him.” Introduction Entrepreneurship plays an imperative role in the growth of any society. Development of entrepreneurship culture and qualitative business development services are the major requirements for industrial growth. Entrepreneurship emerges from an individual’s creative spirit in long-term business ownership, employment creation, capital formation and economic security. Entrepreneurial skills are essential for industrialization and for alleviation of mass unemployment and poverty. As technology speeds up lives, women are an emerging economic force, which cannot neglect by the policy makers. The world’s modern democratic economy depends on the participation of both sexes. Global markets and women were not often use in the same sentence, but increasingly, statistics show that women have economic clout-most visibly as entrepreneurs and most powerfully as consumers. Today, women in advanced market economies own more than 25% of all businesses and women owned businesses in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America are growing rapidly. In some regions of the world, transformation of market economy, women entrepreneurs is a growing trend. However, in India, the actual participation of women in income generating activities is quite unsatisfactory, only 8% of the small-scale manufacturing units have owned and operated by women.
Categories: Art

Tribal women Entrepreneurs Problems and Prospectus

Tribal women Entrepreneurs  Problems and Prospectus

28. entrepreneurs weren't aware about this modern key of success. Only 15 Tribal women entrepreneurs knew that there is need of knowledge up gradation about their business. They stated that this vision is given by NGOs.

Author: Dr. Sushama Rajeev Hasabnis

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781947586840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Why is the number of women entrepreneurs low among tribal people? What problems do women in these tribes face? What measures can they take to overcome their problems? What are their prospects as entrepreneurs? A person who has any of these queries, will find answers within this book. Tribal Women Entrepreneurs: Problems and Prospectus is a study to aid policy makers, planners, researchers, academicians, and existing or potential tribal women entrepreneurs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs

At the start of their businesses, female entrepreneurs tend to use an autocratic approach (Schwartz, 1976). As the organization stabilizes, they may be comfortable using participatoiy styles of leadership which demonstrate a high degree ...

Author: Sandra J. Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135658144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Business & Economics

Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs

Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs

the country of residence, see Brinkerhoff [2009]); and influence diaspora entrepreneurs' interpretation of their context and experience. Social influence, diaspora identity, and the migration experience significantly influence passions ...

Author: Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190278229

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 280

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"An investigation of diaspora institutional entrepreneurship"--
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Latin American Entrepreneurs

Latin American Entrepreneurs

if he or she was pulled into entrepreneurship as opposed to pushed. In LAC, 43 percent of pull entrepreneurs have at least one employee, against 30 percent of those who were pushed. The largest difference between pull and push ...

Author: Daniel Lederman

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464800122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 151

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Entrepreneurship -- manifested in the entry of new firms or products into new markets, or substantial improvements in technological capacity or process innovation by incumbent firms -- is widely considered to be an important ingredient for long term economic development. This report argues that entrepreneurship is also a source of employment generation, export growth, and resilience during economic downturns. Although the conventional wisdom suggests that Latin American and Caribbean countries underperform relative to China and other emerging markets in terms of its entrepreneurial dynamism, t.
Categories: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Rwanda

Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Rwanda

In this, they could not have been further removed from Kahneman's characterization of entrepreneurs as foolish gamblers who just got lucky. It was also found that the successful entrepreneurs contradicted the mainstream economic view ...

Author: David L. Poole

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786996275

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Entrepreneurs and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have become the darlings of neoliberal development thinking, with the received wisdom being that such enterprises hold the key to the economic transformation of low-income countries. This thinking has profoundly influenced development policy in Rwanda, but has singularly failed to deliver the much anticipated emergence of a new class of entrepreneurs and a vibrant SME sector. This book deconstructs the myths around entrepreneurship and SMEs, and reveals how neoliberal approaches towards microcredit and related programmes have failed to address the economic challenges facing countries like Rwanda. Drawing on his study of successful and aspiring entrepreneurs, Poole identifies the factors associated with successful entrepreneurship. He uncovers the unintended consequences of the entrepreneurship and SME development prescription, and offers key policy insights which have implications for Rwanda and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy

Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy

INTRODUCTION Women entrepreneurs are important actors for national economies (Brush, 2000; Minniti, 2010). This chapter explored models of learning, methods and styles of learning employed by women entrepreneurs in order to assure ...

Author: Tomos, Florica

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522574804

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

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There has been an increase in women entrepreneurs participating in the growth of local, regional, national, and global economies. While these women showcase crucial skills for strategic leadership and strategy that can advance companies, they face cultural, educational, social, and political barriers that impede their development and participation within the global economy. Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on understanding the value of women entrepreneurs and the strategies they can use on the economy and examines gender impact on strategic management and entrepreneurship. While highlighting topics such as emotional intelligence, global economy, and strategic leadership, this book is ideally designed for managers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, academicians, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurs in Red

Entrepreneurs in Red

The upshot of this perspective on entrepreneurship — and in more general terms , that on extreme performance is that it is insufficient to demonstrate an association between the presence of entrepreneurs and outstanding economic success ...

Author: Kalman Rupp

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873956354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 101

Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs Engagement in Philanthropy

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs    Engagement in Philanthropy

Influencing others to participate in charity Through direct donation channels, entrepreneurs can establish good communication with donation recipients. However, individual entrepreneurs often do not have enough time to develop this ...

Author: Marilyn L. Taylor

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783471010

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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øCurrently, very little academic research exists on the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. This unique Handbook fills that gap, exploring how and why entrepreneurs who drive success in the for-profit world become engaged in philanthropy
Categories: Social Science

Violent Entrepreneurs

Violent Entrepreneurs

Violent Entrepreneurs is remarkable for its research. Volkov conducted numerous interviews with members of criminal groups, heads of protection companies, law enforcement employees, and businesspeople.

Author: Vadim Volkov

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487781

Category: History

Page: 201

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Entering the shady world of what he calls "violent entrepreneurship," Vadim Volkov explores the economic uses of violence and coercion in Russia in the 1990s. Violence has played, he shows, a crucial role in creating the institutions of a new market economy. The core of his work is competition among so-called violence-managing agencies—criminal groups, private security services, private protection companies, and informal protective agencies associated with the state—which multiplied with the liberal reforms of the early 1990s. This competition provides an unusual window on the dynamics of state formation. Violent Entrepreneurs is remarkable for its research. Volkov conducted numerous interviews with members of criminal groups, heads of protection companies, law enforcement employees, and businesspeople. He bases his findings on journalistic and anecdotal evidence as well as on his own personal observation. Volkov investigates the making of violence-prone groups in sports clubs (particularly martial arts clubs), associations for veterans of the Soviet—Afghan war, ethnic gangs, and regionally based social groups, and he traces the changes in their activities across the decade. Some groups wore state uniforms and others did not, but all of their members spoke and acted essentially the same and were engaged in the same activities: intimidation, protection, information gathering, dispute management, contract enforcement, and taxation. Each group controlled the same resource—organized violence.
Categories: History

Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurs

Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurs

Deakins, D. and Freel, M. (2006), Entrepreneurship and Small Firms, London: McGraw- Hill. Di Minin, A., Lazzeroni, M. and Piccaluga, A. (2003), 'HTFSs in peripheral, knowledge intensive areas: an in-depth analysis in Pisa', ...

Author: The late Ayala Malach-Pines

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849805384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Presents an overview of empirical and conceptual developments in the study of high-tech entrepreneurs from an interdisciplinary and multinational perspective. This book explores various conceptual frameworks and definitions of high-tech entrepreneurs and of the entrepreneurial process based on studies in different settings and contexts.
Categories: Business & Economics

Heurists and Biases with Habitual Entrepreneurs

Heurists and Biases with Habitual Entrepreneurs

Since the focus of this paper is on exploring the use of heuristics and biases by habitual and first-time entrepreneurs, their respective definitions are adjusted in the following way: First-time entrepreneurs are defined as pure novice ...

Author: Philipp Kirchner

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 9783842809741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 87

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature. Sigmund Freud (1856 1939). Problem Statement, Research Objective and Motivation: For almost a century the dominant idea of man in economics has been the perfectly rational utility maximizer, subsumed Homo oeconomicus. In the late 1960s and 70s Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman conducted a serial of experiments whose results showed that individuals make judgements that systematically violate objective norms of rationality. The findings by Tversky and Kahneman confirmed, what has been theorised before by Herbert Simon (1955), that humans are boundedly or rather approximately rational. The work of these scholars has been a major impetus for the subsequent change in idea of man across various disciplines, including economics. Kahneman and Tversky (1974) identified several broad simplifying strategies, termed heuristics that have the great advantage of speed and adaptivity in decision making, though being less accurate than objective norms of rationality. Moreover, their use often results in cognitive biases, that may lead to systematic errors in judgement. Such an entry of non-rationality into human decision behavior has lead to a more realistic assessment of how decisions are actually made by individuals taking bounded rationality and uncertainty of the environment into account. The entrepreneurial field is an environment in which these factors are particularly prevalent, and individuals especially unprotected against. This may manifest in a higher susceptibility to heuristics and biases than by other subpopulations. Studies on decision making have shown that entrepreneurs often do use approximate strategies. Experimental results show both a higher susceptibility to some biases than other individuals and a lower susceptibility to other biases. These findings allow for the assumption of a situation or domain-specific susceptibility to certain biases. However, entrepreneurs are known to be a quite heterogeneous group, raising the question whether a type-specific proneness to certain heuristics and biases exists. To find out if this is the case [...]
Categories: Business & Economics

The Television Entrepreneurs

The Television Entrepreneurs

In his review of historical writing about business culture, Wilson (1995: 18) argues that two dominant ways of thinking about entrepreneurship have emerged; although he fully acknowledges that there remains considerable disagreement ...

Author: Raymond Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317014416

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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With business seemingly everywhere on television, from the risks of the retail and restaurant trade to pitching for investment or competing to become the next 'apprentice', The Television Entrepreneurs draws upon popular business-oriented shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons' Den to explore the relationship between television and business. Based on extensive interviews with key industry and business figures and drawing on new empirical research into audience perceptions of business, this book examines our changing relationship with entrepreneurship and the role played by television in shaping our understanding of the world of business. The book identifies the key structural shifts in both the television industry and the wider economy that account for these changing representations, whilst examining the extent to which television's developing interest in business and entrepreneurial issues is simply a response to wider social and economic change in society. Does a more commercial and competitive television marketplace, for instance, mean that the medium itself, through a particular focus on drama, entertainment and performance, now plays a key role in re-defining how society frames its engagements with business, finance, entrepreneurship, risk and wealth creation? Mapping the narratives of entrepreneurship constructed by television and analysing the context that produces them, The Television Entrepreneurs investigates how the television audience engages with such programmes and the possible impact these may have on public understanding of the nature of business.
Categories: Performing Arts

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

opinion are (1) Entrepreneur Connect, (2) Partnerup, (3) Startup Nation, (4) Linkedin—but only the startups group on this site, (5) Biznik, (6) The Funded, and (7) Young Entrepreneur. You should check out these sites since they offer ...

Author: Frederick G. Crane

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452289182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Using the latest research and information on entrepreneurial marketing, including consumer behavior, social media, and intellectual property, the Second Edition of Marketing for Entrepreneurs provides practical insights, strategies, and tips on how to apply entrepreneurial marketing concepts to increase the chances of venture success. Business expert and influential author Frederick G. Crane focuses on how to use marketing to find, evaluate, and exploit the right venture opportunity. He then walks students and professionals through the various phases and steps of the marketing process, highlighting what is unique to and effective for entrepreneurial pursuits. Written for existing entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs alike, this book guides readers from where they are to where they want to be!
Categories: Business & Economics

Values Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies

Values Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies

Most entrepreneurs severely underestimate the time and effort it takes to obtain the necessary financing. Our research reveals that raising capital for socially conscious entrepreneurs can be even more challenging for several reasons.

Author: David Y. Choi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135840853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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A new brand of entrepreneurs has arrived on the business scene, carrying with them a whole new set of values. They possess a sense of mission – to be socially responsible, protect the planet, and do the right thing for all of their stakeholders. Rather than focus exclusively on financial gain, they aim to achieve a balance between profits and one or more causes of their choosing. In fact, they view for-profit entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. The authors call these pioneers "values-centered" entrepreneurs. Some of the values-centered entrepreneurs have been around a few decades. In recent years, however, the numbers have proliferated and the nascent movement has started to make a true impact. These entrepreneurs’ approach to management questions our basic assumptions about how businesses should be run and what their role should be in society. Several of these entrepreneurs have attained high visibility. Yvon Chouinard of sportswear manufacturer Patagoina has been a role model for integrating environmental protection to every aspect of Patagonia’s business operation. Howard Schultz of Starbucks has been able to build one of the strongest brands in the world while being the first retailer to offer comprehensive health benefits and stock options to its part-time employees. Paul Newman, legendary actor and racecar driver as well as a leading maker of salad dressings, gives 100% of Newman’s Own brand’s profits to charity. This book explores how these highly unorthodox leaders have built their profitable and socially responsible business enterprises, and what lessons can be learned for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The authors examine a group of over 40 entrepreneurial companies and how each balanced the profit objective with social responsibility in key aspects of their business operation – from their initial company formation, through growth, to exit – to build successful triple bottom-line companies. Choi and Gray particularly focus on how these firms’ commitment to values affected their company missions, hiring and organizational policies, marketing strategies, financial practices, exit options, and giving programs, and vice versa. In some cases, the authors find that the entrepreneurs’ social objectives have actually strengthened, not weakened, their business enterprises. Based on their extensive studies of these companies, he authors have distilled a set of commonalities. The book presents ten of the most dominant and interesting of these commonalities with a focus on those policies and decisions that appeared to depart from conventional business practice. In addition to devoting chapters to each of the core principles learned from these companies, the authors also include in-depth case studies of four of the ventures featured in their study.
Categories: Business & Economics

Educating Entrepreneurs for Wealth Creation

Educating Entrepreneurs for Wealth Creation

entrepreneurs; and the Business Conference of the Year which attracted over 600 delegates, mainly entrepreneurs. Other actions have included the setting up of a Business Forum, to give new entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their ...

Author: Michael G. Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429856877

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Published in 1998, this book moves away from the basic education of entrepreneurs to new models and methods, often running in cooperation with orthodox management courses in institutes of higher education. The papers in this book develop themes, models and concepts for the education of wealth creating entrepreneurs.
Categories: Social Science

Political Transformations and Political Entrepreneurs

Political Transformations and Political Entrepreneurs

The studies that do treat institutions as explained variables usually focus on informal institutions, established as a result of a creative behavior by entrepreneurs and imitated by individuals. After an experiential learning process, ...

Author: A. Meydani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230103979

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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This book presents a theoretical framework based on the empirical context of the Israeli political system to evaluate under what conditions and in what ways can fundamental institutional changes occur in a democratic political system.
Categories: Political Science