Building strategic alliances Findings from IAABD London conference on current cross‐cultural perspectives of women entrepreneurs

Building strategic alliances Findings from IAABD London conference on current cross‐cultural... Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight findings from research presented at the 2007 International Academy of African Business and Development Conference in London, UK. Design/methodology/approach – A select group of papers were chosen from the proceedings and presentations made at the conference for this report. The International Academy of African Business and Development Conference draws participants from the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. Findings – Research findings from the empirical studies indicated women and people of color face continue to face barriers in employment and the workplace. Women continue to experience gender role stereotypes detrimental to their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors. Originality/value – The research papers selected give some insight into the issues of gender and diversity from a cross‐cultural perspective. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Equal Opportunities International Emerald Publishing

Building strategic alliances Findings from IAABD London conference on current cross‐cultural perspectives of women entrepreneurs

Equal Opportunities International, Volume 27 (5): 3 – Jun 27, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0261-0159
DOI
10.1108/02610150810882323
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight findings from research presented at the 2007 International Academy of African Business and Development Conference in London, UK. Design/methodology/approach – A select group of papers were chosen from the proceedings and presentations made at the conference for this report. The International Academy of African Business and Development Conference draws participants from the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. Findings – Research findings from the empirical studies indicated women and people of color face continue to face barriers in employment and the workplace. Women continue to experience gender role stereotypes detrimental to their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors. Originality/value – The research papers selected give some insight into the issues of gender and diversity from a cross‐cultural perspective.

Journal

Equal Opportunities InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 27, 2008

Keywords: Strategic alliances; Gender; Bias; Cross‐cultural studies; Entrepreneurialism; Equal opportunities

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