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Facilitating women entrepreneurship in Canada: the case of WEKH

Facilitating women entrepreneurship in Canada: the case of WEKH This paper aims to provide a multi-level framework for exploring women entrepreneurship in Canada. The authors examine the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), a platform to advance women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.Design/methodology/approachThe authors analyze the major elements associated with the processes and strategies in WEKH through a case study approach.FindingsThe findings presented in this paper clearly show how creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem linking micro-, meso- and macro-level factors has the potential to advance women entrepreneurshipResearch limitations/implicationsThis case study presented here is in the early phase and results are not yet available.Practical implicationsThe lessons from WEKH provides a model for other countries.Social implicationsEntrepreneurship drives economic development and gender equality is a critical sustainable development goal. WEKH activities will advance opportunities for women by creating a more inclusive innovation ecosystem.Originality/valueWEKH is a knowledge hub in Canada that aims to help foster women entrepreneurship in Canada related to the women entrepreneurship strategy national program. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gender in Management An International Journal Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1754-2413
DOI
10.1108/gm-11-2019-0204
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Abstract

This paper aims to provide a multi-level framework for exploring women entrepreneurship in Canada. The authors examine the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), a platform to advance women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.Design/methodology/approachThe authors analyze the major elements associated with the processes and strategies in WEKH through a case study approach.FindingsThe findings presented in this paper clearly show how creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem linking micro-, meso- and macro-level factors has the potential to advance women entrepreneurshipResearch limitations/implicationsThis case study presented here is in the early phase and results are not yet available.Practical implicationsThe lessons from WEKH provides a model for other countries.Social implicationsEntrepreneurship drives economic development and gender equality is a critical sustainable development goal. WEKH activities will advance opportunities for women by creating a more inclusive innovation ecosystem.Originality/valueWEKH is a knowledge hub in Canada that aims to help foster women entrepreneurship in Canada related to the women entrepreneurship strategy national program.

Journal

Gender in Management An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 30, 2020

Keywords: Gender; Canada; Innovation; Ecological model; Case study; Women entrepreneurship; Ecosystem; WEKH

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