Introduction Most would agree that the dramatic growth and participation of women in entrepreneurship and the expanding body of research creates a need for both generic and specific theoretical perspectives and research approaches to better understand this phenomenon. To address this need, we consider issues relevant to advancing a framework for women's entrepreneurship research. However, it is not our intention to establish some reduced parameters for the study of women's entrepreneurship; rather, we concur with Gartner that “. . . entrepreneurship research espouses a diverse range of theories applied to various kinds of phenomena. . . . There is no elephant in entrepreneurship. The various topics in the entrepreneurship field do not constitute a congruous whole” ( Gartner, 2001 , p. 34). As such, we take into consideration the need to bridge the practice of entrepreneurship with this body of theory as it applies to the large and growing population of women entrepreneurs, and for policy makers to be aware of research results that have implications for fostering women's entrepreneurship. This second volume of the special issue on women's entrepreneurship marks the end of our guest editorial responsibilities for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice . However, we are not
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice – Wiley
Published: May 1, 2007
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