Minorities in Entrepreneurship

Minorities in Entrepreneurship

An International Review

Glenice J. Wood, Marilyn J. Davidson and Sandra L. Fielden

Although there is an expanding body of literature on the characteristics, aspirations, motivations, challenges and barriers of mainstream entrepreneurs, relatively little is known about whether these findings can be applied to the entrepreneurial activities of minority groups. This book addresses this short-fall and presents an international review of the characteristics, motivations and obstacles of eight minority groups: younger; older; women; ethnic; immigrant; lesbian, gay and bisexual; disabled; and indigenous entrepreneurs.

Author biographies

Glenice J. Wood, Marilyn J. Davidson and Sandra L. Fielden

Subjects: business and management, diversity and management, entrepreneurship, gender and management, international business, organisational behaviour

Extract

Marilyn J. Davidson is Professor Emerita, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK and Co-Director of Davidson and Wood Equality and Diversity Consultants, based in the UK and Australia. She has published over 150 academic papers and 22 books in the area of equality and diversity in the workplace. Her most recent books include the International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs (2010, with S.L. Fielden) and Women in Management Worldwide (2011, with R.J. Burke). In 2009 she was recipient of the British Psychology Society Award for Promoting Equality. Her current research interests include entrepreneurs, women in management, lesbian, gay and bisexuals in the workplace, gender pay gaps, occupational stress and gender differences. Sandra L. Fielden is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. She is well known globally for her work as Editor of the Emerald journal Gender in Management: An International Journal over the last ten years, and has been awarded Editor of the Year 2002, 2005 and for Outstanding Service in 2010. She has published two books and numerous chapters in the area of women’s entrepreneurship and her current research interests include gender and ethnic entrepreneurship, gender in management, coaching and mentoring, sexual harassment and evaluation studies. Glenice J. Wood is currently a Senior Research Fellow with the School of Business in the University of Ballarat, Australia, where she was formerly an Associate Professor in Management. She is also a Co-Director of Davidson and Wood, Equality and Diversity...