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dc.contributor.authorHumbert, Anne Laure
dc.contributor.authorBrindley, Clare
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-31T16:55:16Z
dc.date.available2017-01-31T16:55:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHUMBERT, A.L. and BRINDLEY, C., (2015) Challenging the concept of risk in relation to women's entrepreneurship., Gender in Management: an International Journal, 30 (1), pp. 2-25.en
dc.identifier.issn17542413
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/GM-10-2013-0120
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621290
dc.description.abstractPurpose This paper aims to challenge the myth of risk-averseness among women entrepreneurs and analyses risk in the context of gender. It explores risk perceptions and examines the relationship between the concept of risk and women's socially attributed roles. Design/methodology/approach This paper adopts a qualitative approach, where ten Irish women business owners were interviewed, that encouraged them to talk about their entrepreneurial experiences. The research design aimed to elicit data concerning how gender and the socio-economic context influenced risk. Findings Risk is shown as a gendered concept which needs to be widened to suit the experiences of women entrepreneurs and the influences of the gendered expectations of care dictated by the socio-economic environment. Practical implications Risk as a concept needs to be expanded to go beyond financial risk. The different types of risk encountered by women should be addressed by policy to promote a further growth of women-led enterprises and support those considering self-employment. Originality/value The paper develops an understanding of risk among women entrepreneurs in their socio-economic context. It challenges the viewpoint of seeing women entrepreneurs as risk-averse and thus leading to low-growth prospects for their business ventures.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-10-2013-0120en
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectEntrepreneurshipen
dc.subjectMotherhooden
dc.subjectSocio-economic contexten
dc.titleChallenging the concept of risk in relation to women's entrepreneurshipen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEuropean Institute for Gender Equalityen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.identifier.journalGender in Management: an International Journalen
dc.right.copyright� Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015en
html.description.abstractPurpose This paper aims to challenge the myth of risk-averseness among women entrepreneurs and analyses risk in the context of gender. It explores risk perceptions and examines the relationship between the concept of risk and women's socially attributed roles. Design/methodology/approach This paper adopts a qualitative approach, where ten Irish women business owners were interviewed, that encouraged them to talk about their entrepreneurial experiences. The research design aimed to elicit data concerning how gender and the socio-economic context influenced risk. Findings Risk is shown as a gendered concept which needs to be widened to suit the experiences of women entrepreneurs and the influences of the gendered expectations of care dictated by the socio-economic environment. Practical implications Risk as a concept needs to be expanded to go beyond financial risk. The different types of risk encountered by women should be addressed by policy to promote a further growth of women-led enterprises and support those considering self-employment. Originality/value The paper develops an understanding of risk among women entrepreneurs in their socio-economic context. It challenges the viewpoint of seeing women entrepreneurs as risk-averse and thus leading to low-growth prospects for their business ventures.


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