publication . Article . 2007

Gendered small‐business assistance: lessons from a Swedish project

Malin Tillmar;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Mar 2007
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Företagsekonomi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to deal with the design of small-business training programs and focuses on women business owners, their real needs and the supply of adequate training. How and to what extent are client selection and support needs influenced by the gender system? Design/methodology/approach – An in-depth study of an ambitious Swedish project is reported. Interviews with the participating business-owners and advisors, combined with observations during lectures and coaching sessions have been conducted. Findings – Even gender-conscious support organizations may have a biased process of client recruitment, leading to an unintended discriminati...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Social Sciences, Samhällsvetenskap, General Business, Management and Accounting, Development, Education, Witness, Gender discrimination, Public relations, business.industry, business, Small business, Psychology, Program Design Language, Management, Coaching, Entrepreneurship
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publication . Article . 2007

Gendered small‐business assistance: lessons from a Swedish project

Malin Tillmar;