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Growth of enterprising community of women entrepreneurs in emerging economies

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

The submission portal for this special issue will open January 1, 2020.

The ascent of women enterprise in couple of decades draws the consideration of different government and non-government bodies at the worldwide dimension. Their development profoundly influenced by gender philosophies experienced by man centric social standards (Bastian, Sidani, & Amine, 2018; Byrne, Fattoum, & Diaz Garcia, 2019). As entrepreneurship comprises of different pioneering exercises (disclosure of a thought, activities, usage, and development) including the making of undertakings in different sectors such as service, manufacturing, automobile etc. (Dana, 2000; Gartner 1989). This field saw as a fundamental power in the improvement of economy since it profited by the formation of independent owned enterprises. Previous studies clarified that inclusion of the both male and female in enterprising exercises help the activity creation, destitution lightening, technological development exercises, and moving the financial development (Anderson, 2002; Ratten, 2014). In the present situation, women would prefer not to limit their potential and capacities inside four dividers however intrigued to fly their wings to get acknowledgment, character, and status at national and universal dimension (Agarwal & Lenka, 2018; Ramadani, Hisrich, & Gërguri-Rashiti, 2015). The past investigations underscored that women entrepreneurs have the talent to develop their own community among different enterprising communities. Nowadays, women entrepreneurship embellishments as one of the growing community through their techniques, skills, and capacity of exploitation of opportunities in market in a positive manner (Anderson, Honig, & Peredo, 2006; Honig &Dana, 2008). Women owned enterprise can assume an indispensable job in the advancement of society and as society develops the state of the nation will likewise improve.

Originality (What new contribution will this issue make?)    
In developing economies, the enterprising communities is fundamental for the capital, talented specialists and advancements. The economies of these nations have predominantly acclaimed the reliance on the dynamic interest of male work power yet because of increment in populace makes the acknowledgment of the significance of women owned enterprises (Peredo, Anderson, Galbraith, Honig, & Dana, 2004). The government and non-government organizations likewise keen on respecting the women in this field since it encourages in neediness lightening to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As women entrepreneurship development is to empower the women and changing the societal gendered related issues (Anggadwita, Luturlean, Ramadani, & Ratten, 2017; Agarwal, Agrawal, & Agrawal, 2018). Despite the fact that as created economies, rising economies have no particular model for the development and improvement of women owned enterprises. Just as constrained examinations have completed distinguishing the variables which inspire the women to take an interest in the commencement of enterprises gives a superior open door in molding the general public towards gender generalization issues. As per the nation, there is decent variety present in their social-cultural conditions which prompts the development of social values may influence pioneering exercises and entrepreneurial behavior of women (Anggadwita et al., 2017; Paramanandam, & Packirisamy, 2015). The societal values are in charge of the generation of social perception towards women and their endeavor maintainability (Anggadwita & Dhewanto, 2016; Dzisi, 2008). Actually, entrepreneurial behavior assumes a key role between culture and execution of women possessed enterprises (Dana, 2009; Lenka & Agarwal, 2017). In the perspectives of women entrepreneurs, they comprise of some common qualities, for instance, diligent work, assurance, inner locus of control, imitativeness, and so forth, may influence their enterprising behavior emphatically. In this way, this issue added to the essential comprehension of entrepreneurial behavior of women entrepreneurs and their enterprising community particularly with regards to developing economies. Since, entrepreneurial activities constantly identified with the financial improvement of a nation. Growth of women entrepreneurship in enterprising communities requires the attention at national and international level as Swami Vivekananda says:
“It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing”

Aims (Are there specific aims for this issue in terms of research, practice, and teaching?)

  • What persuasive variables influence the improvement and competency of women entrepreneur’s community in an emerging economy? How?
  • What role does women entrepreneurship play in the emergence, growth, and resilience of enterprising communities?
  • What type of methodologies and arrangements are needed for the consolation of women owned enterprises?

Indicative list of anticipated themes
The special issue calls for papers on following topics not limited to:

  • Women entrepreneurs in emerging markets
  • Modeling the factors affecting the growth of women entrepreneurs
  • New research directions related to women entrepreneurship in enterprising communities
  • Capabilities and competencies of women entrepreneurs on their growth
  • Women entrepreneurship education
  • Leadership development programs for women entrepreneurs
  • Women entrepreneurship and economic sustainability
  • Various quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Position of women entrepreneurship in enterprising communities

Deadline and Submission Details
The submission deadline for all papers is 25th April 2020
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  • Agarwal, S., Agrawal, V., & Agrawal, A. M. (2018). Motivational and success factors: through the lens of women entrepreneurship. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 17(4), 307-328.
  • Agarwal, S., & Lenka, U. (2018). Why research is needed in women entrepreneurship in India: a viewpoint. International Journal of Social Economics, 45(7), 1042-1057.
  • Anggadwita, G., & Dhewanto, W. (2016). The influence of personal attitude and social perception on women entrepreneurial intentions in micro and small enterprises in Indonesia. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 27(2-3), 131-148.
  • Anggadwita, G., Luturlean, B. S., Ramadani, V., & Ratten, V. (2017). Socio-cultural environments and emerging economy entrepreneurship: Women entrepreneurs in Indonesia. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 9(1), 85-96.
  • Anderson, R. B. (2002). Entrepreneurship and Aboriginal Canadians: A case study in economic development. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 7(1), 45.
  • Anderson, R., Honig, B., & Peredo, A. (2006). Communities in the global economy: Where social and indigenous entrepreneurship meet. Entrepreneurship as social change: A third new movement in entrepreneurship book, 56-78.
  • Bastian, B. L., Sidani, Y. M., & El Amine, Y. (2018). Women entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa: A review of knowledge areas and research gaps. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 33(1), 14-29.
  • Byrne, J., Fattoum, S., & Diaz Garcia, M. C. (2019). Role models and women entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial superwoman has her say. Journal of Small Business Management, 57(1), 154-184.
  • Dana, L. P. (2009). Religion as an explanatory variable for entrepreneurship. The international journal of entrepreneurship and innovation, 10(2), 87-99.
  • Dana, L. P. (2000). Creating entrepreneurs in India. Journal of Small Business Management, 38(1), 86-91.
  • Dzisi, S. (2008). Entrepreneurial activities of indigenous African women: a case of Ghana. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 2(3), 254-264.
  • Gartner, W. B. (1989). Some suggestions for research on entrepreneurial traits and characteristics. Entrepreneurship theory and practice, 14(1), 27-38.
  • Honig, B., &Dana, L. P. (2008). Communities of disentrepreneurship: A comparative cross-national examination of entrepreneurial demise. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 2(1), 5-20.
  • Lenka, U., & Agarwal, S. (2017). Role of women entrepreneurs and NGOs in promoting entrepreneurship: case studies from Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 11(4), 451-465.
  • Paramanandam, A. D., & Packirisamy, P. (2015). An empirical study on the impact of micro enterprises on women empowerment. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 9(4), 298-314.
  • Peredo, A. M., Anderson, R. B., Galbraith, C., Honig, B., & Dana, L. P. (2004). Towards a theory of indigenous entrepreneurship. Int. J. Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 1(1/2), 1-20
  • Ratten, V. (2014). Future research directions for collective entrepreneurship in developing countries: a small and medium-sized enterprise perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 22(2), 266-274.
  • Ramadani, V., Hisrich, R. D., & Gërguri-Rashiti, S. (2015). Female entrepreneurs in transition economies: insights from Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 11(4), 391-413.

Guest Editor Details

Guest Editor 1
Dr Sucheta Agarwal
Assistant Professor
Institute of Business Management,
GLA University, Mathura, India-281406,
Dr. Sucheta Agarwal is working as an Assistant Professor in Institute of Business Management, GLA University Mathura, India. Dr. Agarwal did her Ph.D. from Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India in women entrepreneurship. Her areas of interest are education, entrepreneurship, human resource management, and organizational behavior. She has several publications and has contributed several research papers to SCOPUS abstracted and ABDC ranked journals of international repute. Her recent publications were in International Journal of Social Economics (Emerald UK); Journal of Asia Business Studies (Emerald, UK), International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Inderscience), to name a few. She has also presented many papers in national and international conferences in India and outside India. She is recipient of ‘Young Research Scholarship Award’ at AIT Bangkok by GRDS and ‘Young Woman Management Researcher Award’ by AIMS International. She is also having ‘Outstanding Reviewer Award’ awarded by Elsevier in her credit. She is a supervisor for doctoral scholars as well as many masters’ students. She is also working as guest editor for a reputed journal namely International Journal of Educational Management (Emerald, UK).

Guest Editor 2
Dr. Anugamini P Srivastava
Assistant Professor
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune,
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University Pune- 412115, India
Dr. Anugamini has been actively involved in editorial assignments and publications in broad area of organizational behavior and HRM. Her research interest is mainly focused in educational management and topics related to teaching pedagogies and leadership. She is PhD from IIT Roorkee, India and alumnus of University of Allahabad, India. She has several Book chapters publication and has contributed several research papers to Impact factor, SSCI indexed, SCOPUS abstracted and ABDC ranked journals of international repute. Her recent publication was in International Journal of Educational Management, Emerald UK; Current Psychology (Springer, USA), International Journal of Knowledge management, (IGI), to name a few. She is also working as guest editor for reputed journals namely International Journal of Educational Management (Emerald, UK), International Journal of Sustainability in Higher education, (Emerald, UK; in European Journal of Training and Development, (Emerald, UK); International Journal of Comparative Management (Inderscience).

Guest Editor 3
Dr Vivek Agrawal
Associate Professor
Institute of Business Management,
GLA University, Mathura, India-281406
Dr. Vivek Agrawal is working as an Associate Professor in Institute of Business Management, GLA University Mathura, India. Dr. Agrawal did his Ph.D for GLA University, Mathura, India. His areas of interest are e-service quality, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and e-learning. He has several publications and has contributed several research papers to SCOPUS abstracted and ABDC ranked journals of international repute. He is recipient of ‘‘Outstanding Reviewer Award’ awarded by Elsevier in his credit. He is a supervisor for doctoral scholars as well as many masters’ students.