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An exploratory study of women micro enterprises owners' perceptions of economic policy in rural local district: gender-related differences
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
2003 (English)In: Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, ISSN 1462-6004, Vol. 10, no 4, 408-417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article assesses gender-related differences in rural enterprises and examines implications for development of economic policy and services in a rural district of Sweden. The article focuses on female owned micro enterprises. A quantitative and qualitative survey of 32 micro enterprise owners was carried out. Focus was on owner attitudes toward local governmental policies and programmes. There were not strong differences between genders for items using multiple-choice responses. Where qualitative, written responses were solicited there were some differences in perceptions and attitudes. The female respondents tended to write more and respond in ways that suggest that they tend to reflect more upon the future and new possibilites. Differences in style of operation were evident; others have reported this. Written responses from female participants described in greater detail and more clearly the ongoing need for governmental support of networking activities and other programmes that promote cooperation and resource pooling (regardless of gender).

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2003. Vol. 10, no 4, 408-417 p.
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Micro enterprise, gender
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Computer Science Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-4172DOI: 10.1108/14626000310504710Local ID: 4867OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-4172DiVA: diva2:29204
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-09-30 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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