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|Title:||Why do Male Owner-managers Perform Better than Female Owner-Managers: An Investigation in a Transition Economy Context||Contributor(s):||Boohene, Rosemond Aboagyewa (author); Kotey, Bernice Adei (author); Sheridan, Alison Jane (author)||Publication Date:||2006||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4713||Abstract:||There is growing confidence among researchers in the ability of small businesses to play a vital role in economic development. This role is manifested through the process of innovation, job creation, income generation and business dynamics. In transitional economies such as Ghana small businesses comprise about 90 percent of all enterprises and are recognised as a crucial and integral component of economic development aimed at sustained poverty reduction. The ability of these firms to contribute to economic development is in turn influenced by business strategies, determined by the owner-manager's personality and demographic characteristics. Personal values originate from the prevailing cultural and socialization processes in the country concerned. In Ghana, women form the majority of operators in the small business sector but their educational levels and managerial experiences are lower than those of their male counterparts. The study examines the direct and indirect effects of gender on the personal values, strategies and performance of small firms in Ghana.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||51st Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business - Unique solutions for unique environments, Melbourne, Australia, 18th - 21st June, 2006||Conference Details:||51st Annual World Conference of the International Council for Small Business - Unique solutions for unique environments, Melbourne, Australia, 18th - 21st June, 2006||Source of Publication:||International Council for Small Business 51st World Conference Programme & Book of Abstracts||Publisher:||ICSB: International Council for Small Business||Place of Publication:||Melbourne, Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://books.google.com.au/books?id=ntT4PAAACAAJ
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