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Why Hurry? The Slow Process of High Growth in Women-owned Businesses in a Resource-Scarce Context

Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh and Kimbu, Albert (2019) Why Hurry? The Slow Process of High Growth in Women-owned Businesses in a Resource-Scarce Context Journal of Small Business Management, 57 (1). pp. 40-58.

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Abstract

This article critically uncovers how embeddedness within a resource-scarce context influences high-growth women’s entrepreneurship. Research suggests that though highly embedded women entrepreneurs can easily access resources and attain legitimacy, resulting in high-growth businesses, they can also become locked into existing systems that constrain their growth development paths. Using 16 qualitative cases developed in Cameroon, we unpack and resolve this paradox by analyzing how entrepreneurial path creation by women entrepreneurs enables the realization of growth aspirations. Implications for initiatives to support high-growth women’s entrepreneurship in resource-scarce contexts are critically examined.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh
Kimbu, AlbertA.Kimbu@surrey.ac.uk
Date : January 2019
Funders : Leverhulme Trust
DOI : 10.1111/jsbm.12493
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The Authors. Journal of Small Business Management published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Council for Small Business. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 04 Dec 2018 15:38
Last Modified : 14 Jan 2019 11:13
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849978

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