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Women and Home-based Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the United Kingdom

Thompson, P and Jones-Evans, D and Kwong, CCY (2009) 'Women and Home-based Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the United Kingdom.' International Small Business Journal, 27 (2). pp. 227-239. ISSN 0266-2426

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Abstract

For women, owning and managing a home-based business can provide the flexibility to meet family responsibilities and undertake employment, although potentially at the cost of business performance and growth. Using data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey for the UK, this research note explores the characteristics of those self-employed women who operate their businesses from home. Results indicate that a greater proportion of women with poor levels of entrepreneurial resources are more likely to operate home-based businesses, suggesting this decision is shaped by circumstance.The research also finds that such home-based businesses are more likely to operate part time, thus contributing further to their marginality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: female self-employment; home-based; home working; liquidity constraints
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 15:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:06
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/4322

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