Women Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models, Book to be edited by Louise Kelly; Proposal deadline 13 Jul 2011
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS – Due July 13, 2011
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP MODELS
Praeger Publishers, 2012
Editor: Louise Kelly, Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Alliant International University
A two volume set:
Vol. 1: Women Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models
Vol. 2: Women Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models in a Global Context
Book chapter proposals received: July 13, 2011
Notification of accepted chapter proposals: August 17, 2011
Receipt of full book chapters: October 17, 2011
Chapter authors receive reviews with feedback: November 16, 2011
Final revisions due: December 15, 2011
Book release: 2012
Submit a one-page or so chapter proposal. Please indicate which volume and chapter, from the list below, you would like to write. There is a little room for adapting topics to align with your research. Also, include for each of the co-authors a brief biography including terminal degree, current institutional affiliation and position, and a listing of any related publications. For each co-author include contact information, so we can readily contact you such as: email address, mobile phone, work phone, home phone, and Skype (if you do not mind us contacting you through these).
Send proposals and inquiries to both:
Louise Kelly LKellysd@gmail.com
As women continue to move into entrepreneurship in record numbers on a global scale, these volumes will document and explore some of the cutting-edge management and leadership practices being created by women to empower themselves socially and economically through entrepreneurship and business ownership. These two volumes provide insights into the new management and leadership models that women are creating as they empower themselves socially and economically through entrepreneurship. Globally, business women have often been disadvantaged through the glass ceiling effect in the developed countries and other societal and economic barriers in developing countries. As a result, many women, at ever increasing rates, are now choosing to create their own opportunities by establishing new business ventures that often reflect a different approach to business. Business has been run, to a large extent, on a male model of management and leadership–a warrior or militaristic management style that strongly emphasizes competitiveness and control. In turn, women (and men) are now experimenting with new models that focus on creating communities, networked leadership, ethical and altruistic business models, sustainability, and work-life balance. These are management and leadership models that are based as much on cooperation as competition. These models are also being created and practiced by men; however these two volumes will address the previously neglected and timely topic of how women entrepreneurs are changing the face of business and society in the 21st century global economy. These volumes cover this topic both by reporting on empirical research and theory and by presenting and examining the practices and experiences of contemporary women entrepreneurs in a global context. Readers will gain insights and knowledge that will help to empower individual women entrepreneurs and those who work with them.
SUGGESTED CHAPTER TOPICS.
Vol. 1 : Women Entrepreneurship : New Management and Leadership Models
1. Sex and Gender in Entrepreneurship
The chapter will address the roles of sex and gender play in entrepreneurship. Is there really something that can be defined as women entrepreneurship?
2. Unique Challenges for Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will identify the unique challenges that face women entrepreneurs.
3. Challenges of Studying Women Entrepreneurship
The chapter will consider some methodological problems associated with studying female entrepreneurs.
4. Training Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will consider whether women entrepreneurs require different training and if so what would that training would look like.
5. Unique Management and Leadership Models of Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will explore the unique management and leadership models of women entrepreneurs that include a networked leadership, altruistic practices, creating communities, ethical and altruistic business models, sustainability, and work-life balance.
6. Career Development Path of the Female Entrepreneur
The chapter will investigate the career development path of the female entrepreneur.
7. Personal Value Systems of Men and Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will contrast the personal value systems of men and women entrepreneurs versus managers.
8. Unique Management Skills of Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will consider the unique management skills that women entrepreneurs exhibit and others they perhaps need to develop.
9. One Woman Brand Strategies and Other Marketing Ideas
The chapter will explore the phenomenon of one woman brand strategies and their success.
10. Return on Investment with Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will explore the return on investment women entrepreneurs are generating and how to improve it.
11. Work-life Balance among Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will consider the issues of work-life balance among women entrepreneurs considering that women still bear a disproportionate load in child rearing and elder care. This chapter considers the theme of women entrepreneurs who are integrating family and organizational commitments and strategies for dealing with this.
Vol 2. : Women Entrepreneurship: New Management and Leadership Models in a Global Context
1. Current Global Status of Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will address the current global status of women entrepreneurs, based on such studies as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.
2. Status Report on Women Entrepreneurship
The chapter will address the question of why women are becoming entrepreneurs at an ever increasing rate on a global scale, in many instances exceeding the rate of men founding businesses.
3. Characteristics of Winning Women Entrepreneurs in Global Settings
The chapter will examine the characteristics of winning women entrepreneurs in global settings.
4. Economic Development of Women Entrepreneurship
The chapter will explore models for engendering growth oriented women entrepreneurship in different global settings.
5. Networks of Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will explore the model of networks of women entrepreneurs and how this enables them greater access to venture capital.
6. Multicultural/International Aspect of Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will consider the multicultural aspect of women entrepreneurship in different global contexts, for example, exploring the status of indigenous women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
7. Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will consider the phenomenon of immigrant women entrepreneurs in different cultures and how their status as outsiders influence their business and management choices. .
8. Rural Women Entrepreneurs
The chapter will consider strategies for improving the entrepreneurial potential of rural women globally.
9. Socio-economic Profile of Women Entrepreneurs in global contexts
The chapter will present the socio-economic profile of women entrepreneurs in global contexts.
10. Women Entrepreneurs in NGOs
The chapter will examine the unique challenges of women entrepreneurs in the not-for-profit sector such as NGOs.