Call for Papers
‘Women’s Entrepreneurship: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives’
Cynthia Forson, University of Hertfordshire Business School
Mine Karatas-Ozkan, School of Management, University of Southampton
Gözde Inal, Department of Business, Cyprus International University
The importance of women entrepreneurship has been well documented in academic literature and policy documentation (Carter, 2000, DTI, 2003, Kantor, 2000, Kellard et al., 2002, Kovalainen, 1995) . Research has shown that the level of women entrepreneurs still remains low compared to men entrepreneurs. The creative and entrepreneurial potential of women is a latent source of economic growth and new jobs and should be encouraged (Bruin et el., 2006, European Commission, 2005). Women entrepreneurs face more difficulties in setting-up and growing businesses due to a number of reasons such as gender discrimination and stereotypes, difficulties in reconciling family and business obligations, lack of information, and lack of contacts and access to networking (Anna et al., 2000, Atkinson, 2001, Dawe and Fielden, 2005, Dhaliwal, 2000, Fielden and Davidson, 2005, Hughes and Lane, 2002, Inman, 2000, Kantor, 2000, Marlow, 1997, Marlow, 2002, Mason, 2003, Rosa and Hamilton, 1994, Rouse, 2005).
In this special issue of the journal KADIN/WOMAN 2000 Journal for Woman Studies, which is dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of women’s issues, we seek to problematise and discuss all aspects of women’s entrepreneurship. The journal provides a focused academic platform for the encouragement and dissemination of multi-disciplinary research on topics concerning women’s rights, the socio-cultural aspects, and role and position of women in society and economy. In the special issue, we would welcome empirical, conceptual, and policy–based papers in the following areas:
• Women and entrepreneurial careers
• Social capital, networking and the impact on women’s entrepreneurship
• Ethnic minority women and entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurial motivation and women
• Women and Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) entrepreneurship
• Women and social entrepreneurship
• Regulatory frameworks, support policies and initiatives encouraging women entrepreneurship
• Feminist theory and women entrepreneurship
• Women entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capitalists
• Women entrepreneurs, the role of family and work life balance
• Success or failure of women led ventures
Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2008 (We are still open to receive papers)
Notification of acceptance/rejection decision: 1 February 2009
Expected publication date: June 2009
Correspondence details of the guest editors:
Dr Mine Karatas-Ozkan
Dr Gözde Inal
School of Management Department of Business
University of Southampton Cyprus International University
Highfield, Southampton Haspolat, Lefkosa
SO17 1BJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 2380598971
via Mersin 10 Turkey
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com
Dr Cynthia Forson
University of Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1707 285780
Please send your submissions electronically to all guest editors. Please ensure that your submission complies with the manuscript requirements for the journal, KADIN/WOMAN 2000 Journal for Woman Studies, which can be found at the following url: http://www.emu.edu.tr/kadin_woman2000.
KADIN/WOMAN 2000 is indexed in Gender Watch, Contemporary Women’s Issues, General Academic ASAP International, IT One File, General Reference Center Gold, IT Custom, MLA International Bibliography, Index Islamicus and Turkologischer Anzeiger. Please see below the instructions to authors:
Instructions to Authors
1) Contributors must submit three copies of their manuscripts including the original figures and tables to the guest editor. In addition to the hard copy, the author should submit the work on a computer disk or CD in Windows format.
2) Manuscripts must be typed on A4 white paper, double-spaced, with New Roman Times 12 font, and leaving a 2.5 cm. margin on each side as well as the top and bottom part of the paper. The length of the articles should not exceed 25-30 pages or 9000 words and the book reviews may be around 1-7 pages or 500-2500 words.
3) Loanwords accepted in English usage should be spelled in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary and its supplements. Other foreign words must be written in Italics and explained in parenthesis or at deep notes if necessary.
4) Manuscripts must consist of the title page, the abstract pages, the main article, appendix, tables, figure captions, figures, deep notes or end notes, the correspondence address of the author. All these must be written on separate pages.
a) A title page should be prepared carrying the article title consisting of not more than 10-12 words (maximum 50 characters including the spaces), author’s full name (in the form preferred for publication), and author’s affiliation including mailing address.
b) Abstracts, not exceeding 300 words must begin from new pages. Below these the ‘Key Words’ (not more than 10 words) must be added.
c) The article must begin from a fresh page.
d) References should be given in the text in this format: (Surname of the Author, Year of publication and page(s) quoted). Other additional information may be numbered consecutively and appear as endnotes under Note at the end of the text. Quoted unpublished material should have full location reference.
e) Tables and figures should have captions and numbers. The captions of the tables and figures must be written on the top, and references and explanations related to the figures must be written below the table.
f) Each table must be typed on a separate sheet and its approximate position in the text to be indicated by a marginal note.
g) Original drawings or pictures must be submitted in a form ready for the printer. Each illustration should bear on the back a number, the author’s name and the title of the paper. Captions should be presented separately on a sheet at the end of the manuscript and should be identified by number.
h) Equations should be numbered consequently. Equation numbers should appear in parentheses at the right margin. In cases where the derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to the referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).
i) The references quoted or referred in the text must be listed alphabetically in the ‘References’ in this format: Surname, Name of the author (date of publication). Full title of the book (in italic) or full title of the article (in regular font) and The name of the journal (in italic), the place of publication: publisher, pages of the article published in the journal. Quoted unpublished material should have full location reference.
5) Articles that do not obey these rules will be returned to the author for the necessary changes. Papers not accepted by the editorial board will be sent back to the author together with the original figures and tables.
ANNA, A. L., CHANDLER, G. N., JANSEN, E. & MERO, N. P. (2000) Women Business Owners in Traditional and Non-Traditional Industries. Journal of Business Venturing, 15, 279-303.
ATKINSON, C. (2001) With a Little Help from My Friends: Networking and Mentoring Among Entrepreneurs for Personal Business and Professional Development, WEI Working Paper 18, Pontypridd, University of Glamorgan Business School.
BRUIN, A., BRUSH, C.G., and WELTER, F. (2006) Introduction to the Special
Issue: Towards Building Cumulative Knowledge on Women’s
Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, 30(5), 585-593.
CARTER, S. (2000) Gender and Enterprise. IN CARTER, S. & JONES-EVANS, D. (Eds.) Enterprise and Small Business. Harlow, Financial Times-Prentice Hall.
DAWE, A. J. & FIELDEN, S. L. (2005) The Experiences of Asian Women Entering Business Start-Up in the UK. IN FIELDEN, S. L. & DAVIDSON, M. J. (Eds.) International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.
DHALIWAL, S. (2000) Asian Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Business - an Exploratory Study. Enterprise and Innovation Management Studies, 1, 207-216.
DTI (2003) A Strategic Framework for Women's Enterprise. London, Department of Trade and Industry.
EUROPEAN COMISSION (2005) European Network to Promote Women’s
Entrepreneurship (WES) Activities Report. Brussels, European Commission, athttp://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/entrepreneurship/craft/craft-women/documents/wes-report-2004-en.pdf (Date of access: 27/04/08).
FIELDEN, S. L. & DAVIDSON, M. J. (Eds.) (2005) International Handbook of
Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.
HUGHES, D. & LANE, D. C. (2002) What About the Women? Raising the Profile of Female Entrepreneurs. ISBA national small firms policy and research conference; Competing perspectives of small business and entrepreneurship. Brighton, Institute for Small Business Affairs.
INMAN, K. (2000) Women's Resources in Business Start-Up: A Study of Black and White Women Entrepreneurs, New York, Garland Publishing.
KANTOR, P. (2000) Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship Development based on Good Practice Programmes: Some Experiences from the North to the South. International Labour Organisation, Working Paper 9.
KELLARD, K., LEGGE, K. & ASHWORTH, K. (2002) Self-Employment as a Route Off Benefits. London, Department for Work and Pensions.
KOVALAINEN, A. (1995) At the Margins of the Economy, Aldershot, Avebury.
MARLOW, S. (1997) Self-Employed Women: New Opportunities, Old Challenges? Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 9, 199-211.
MARLOW, S. (2002) Women and Self-Employment: A Part of or Apart from Theoretical Construct. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 3, 83-91.
MASON, S. (2003) Self-employment Policies from the Perspective of Citizenship, Gender and Ethnicity. International Review of Sociology, 13, 219-234.
ROSA, P. & HAMILTON, D. (1994) Gender and Ownership in UK Small Firms. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 18, 11-28.
ROUSE, J. (2005) Pregnancy and Maternity in Self-Employment: Individualised Social Reproduction? ISBE 2005 National Conference. Blackpool.
Dr Mine Karatas-Ozkan
School of Management
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 2380598971
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