The way to entrepreneurship: female entrepreneurs' education and work experience in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi Province, the People's Republic of China

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dc.contributor.author Chen, M
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:36:43Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Portal, 2006, 3 (2), pp. 1 - 17
dc.identifier.issn 1449-2490
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1516
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the education background and work history of a newly emerged group of entrepreneurs in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC)women. Based on interviews with 62 women entrepreneurs in the north China county of Jiaocheng, Shanxi Province, conducted between October 2003 and May 2004, it compares and analyzes the situation of women enterprise owners, wives of male enterprise owners and those who take leadership positions in the enterprises as workshop leaders, share holders, managers and defacto managers. The results suggest that higher education is not an important element in the making of these women entrepreneurs, but literacy still matters for those who are seeking higher positions in private enterprises or setting up their own business. The interviewees work experience corresponds to their education background, as most of them used to be engaged in jobs requiring less education. This paper also reveals the situation of one specific group formed by widowed women taking over their husbands enterprises after their death. It suggests that these women had experienced considerable hardship in running the business.
dc.publisher UTS
dc.title The way to entrepreneurship: female entrepreneurs' education and work experience in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi Province, the People's Republic of China
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Portal
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 044086
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10


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