Keywords

Windsor (Ontario), Essex County (Ontario), Entrepreneurs, Women

Abstract

Female entrepreneurship is a relatively new phenomenon in North America due to two distinct yet interrelated sociological issues - increased labour force involvement and higher level of education attainment. Historically women did not work outside the home, or if they did, they were in traditionally female-oriented jobs such as nursing or secretarial. Forerunners of entrepreneurial businesses such as in-home private babysitting, private housekeeping services and hobby related activities, although they generated income, were rarely claimed for tax purposes and therefore went unrecognized in proprietorship statistics.

Degree Name

M.B.A.

Department

Business Administration

Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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