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Collaborative networks for human capital management in women tourism entrepreneurship.

Kimbu, Albert and Ngoasong, Michael Z. (2017) Collaborative networks for human capital management in women tourism entrepreneurship. In: Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop - Sustainable HRM in Tourism in Africa, 25-30 Sep 2017, University of Johannesburg South Africa.

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The presentation discusses the findings of a recently completed scoping study which mapped the existing/accessible collaborative networks involving women entrepreneurs in (three) African countries and internationally. It analysed the membership structures/requirements and support mechanisms available to women members (especially owner/managers of small tourism firms) for skills acquisition and business development (e.g. access to capital, learning resources and practices, modes of learning, networking and mentorship opportunities) with the goal of developing a larger bid /that will ultimately: • Produce a self-assessment toolkit for women (owner-managers) to self-assess their human development needs as the basis for sustaining the success and transformational impact of their businesses in tourism development. • Establish self-governing collaborative learning networks hosted through African country-specific support infrastructure (e.g. HEIs) to implement the toolkit and provide a forum for knowledge exchange, professional development and mentoring opportunities, linked to resources and agencies that can support women’s participation in tourism in Africa. We belief that well-structured/organised collaborative networks can contribute not only to sustainable employment and HCD but ultimately to women’s empowerment and development-led entrepreneurship in tourism in Africa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Abstract)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Ngoasong, Michael Z.
Date : 30 September 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 The authors
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 14 Nov 2017 13:25
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:04

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