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Women as Vectors of Social Entrepreneurship

Kimbu, Albert Nsom and Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh (2016). Women as Vectors of Social Entrepreneurship. Annals of Tourism Research, 60 pp. 63–79.

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Drawing on the literature examining women in the tourism sector and social entrepreneurship, this article critically explores a theoretical framework for analyzing the role of women owner-managers of small tourism firms (STFs) as social entrepreneurs. Through a qualitative analysis of owner-managers of STFs, the article provides evidence of how women integrate social transformational and commercial goals in their business strategies, while serving defined communities around the tourism sector. By critically examining the operationalization of these goals and community needs, the development impacts of women-owned STFs and opportunities for women social entrepreneurship in the tourism sector are identified and discussed.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Elsevier
ISSN: 0160-7383
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Women as vectors of social entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourismHGLP A4588British Academy / Liverhulme Small Research Grant
Keywords: Social entrepreneurship; Women social entrepreneurs; Social transformation; Communities in need; Institutional context
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 46819
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2019 02:48
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