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Thesis--PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 2000. / Field project. Includes bibliographical references.
Putnam, Carol A.
15 January 1993
Women entrepreneurs are an economic force within the American and Oregon economy. Women are starting businesses at two to five times the rate of men. There has been significant research detailing the demographics, barriers, and business management skills of women business owners. Yet, the research to date has been limited and has not contributed to the development of a conceptual model which describes the woman entrepreneur. The purpose of this research was to develop a conceptual model of a woman entrepreneur. Case studies of ten women entrepreneurs were constructed through extensive interviews. The women identified for this study were white middle class Americans. They were selected through a criterion-based sample technique. The attributes identified were: 1 ) women entrepreneurs who owned, controlled and operated their business; 2) women entrepreneurs who had been in business a minimum of two years; and 3) women who considered their business to be a full-time endeavor. Written case studies derived from the interview data were submitted to the participants for their validation. The data were qualitatively analyzed to determine emergent patterns and themes. Women entrepreneurs create their businesses, attract and retain their customers, interact with their vendors, overcome barriers, supervise employees and manage their businesses by developing and nurturing a network of relationships. These relationships are the foundation of the women entrepreneurs' businesses and represent the dynamic core of the way they view themselves as individuals in business. Women entrepreneurs create and maintain a web of interconnected relationships that can not be viewed in isolation, or negated. These results are supported by the psychological literature relating to women. Implications for small business counselors, consultants, and training specialists exist. / Graduation date: 1993
Thesis (Ph. D.)--The Hague, The Netherlands, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-323).
Ho, Pue, Priscilla.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hong Kong, 1997. / Includes bibliographical references (leaf 371-393).
23 March 2010
Paradox is gaining pervasiveness in and around organisations thus increasing the need for an approach to its management. The aim of this study is to attempt to gain a deeper understanding into paradoxes experienced by South African women managers in a financial services institution, how they have managed these and the factors that could contribute to this. Twenty, semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with senior South African women managers in a financial services institution. The feedback was analysed using a combination of narrative, content and constant comparative analysis. This study analysed four categories of paradoxes: those of structure, agency, identity and power and it was found that paradoxes of identity and paradoxes of power were the most experienced paradoxes. An additional paradox of transformation emerged from the results. In addition, the women interviewed managed the paradoxes experienced through acceptance, confrontation and transcendence. Practical suggestions for the identification and management of paradoxes as well as recommendations are offered. / Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2010. / Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) / unrestricted
Davis, Lois G
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Does an MBA help women? : a comparative study of the career progress and labour market position of part time male and female MBA graduates.Simpson, Ruth. January 1998 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Open University. BLDSC no. DX209967.
Kounta, Safiah Abderhamane.
Mémoire (G.O.)--Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 1997. / Document électronique également accessible en format PDF. CaQCU
A case study of the self-directed learning of women entrepreneurs in the first four years of busines ownership /Carwile, Julie J., January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009. / Prepared for: School of Education. Bibliography: leaves 224 - 244. Also available online via the internet.
Measuring the effectiveness of the women entrepreneurship programme, as a training intervention, on potential, start-up and established women entrepreneurs in South AfricaBotha, Melodi. January 2006 (has links)
Thesis (D.Com.(Business Management)) - University of Pretoria, 2006. / Summary in English. Includes bibliographical references. Available on the Internet via the World Wide Web.
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