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|Title:||Explaining Gender Differences in Performance Among Small Business Owners in Ghana||Contributor(s):||Boohene, Rosemond Aboagyewa (author); Kotey, Bernice Adei (author); Folker, C (author)||Publication Date:||2005||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11105||Abstract:||Programs designed by International development agencies and implemented in various developing countries often fail to achieve the desired outcomes because they are not tailored to the specific situation of the recipient countries. In this paper we employ two gender based theories (the liberal and social feminist theories) to explain differences in performance, business strategy, resources, and owner-manager characteristics between male and female owner-managers. From our review of the literature we develop a framework for examining gender differences in performance among small business owners in Ghana and develop propositions for subsequent investigations. We conclude that whilst the experiences of Ghanaian women are similar in some respects to those of women in the Western world, the differences are significant enough to merit programs tailored specifically to the Ghanaian situation. Assistance programs that aim at addressing differences in educational background and managerial experiences between the genders and at educating parents about the potential of their female offspring should provide a longer-term solution to any gender disparities in performance.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||50th Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business - Golden Opportunities for Entrepreneurship, Washington, United States of America, 15th - 18th June, 2005||Conference Details:||50th Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business - Golden Opportunities for Entrepreneurship, Washington, United States of America, 15th - 18th June, 2005||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the 50th ICSB World Conference||Publisher:||ICSB: International Council for Small Business||Place of Publication:||USA||Field of Research (FOR):||150314 Small Business Management||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||910402 Management||HERDC Category Description:||E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://sbaer.uca.edu/research/icsb/2005/paper23.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 70
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