Among the myriad of factors contributing to the development of women-owned businesses, the issue of social capital has received attention from scholars and researchers such as Brush et al. (2004); Carter et al. (2001); and Ibarra (1998). The literature strongly argues that women do not have equal access to social capital, in comparison to their male counterparts, as either they are excluded, or may exclude themselves, from the social networks which are one of the most significant components of successful resource and power acquisition (Timberlake, 2005; Brush et al., 2004).
Roomi, Muhammad Azam and Acevedo, Beatriz
"TRANSFORMING CONTACTS INTO RESOURCES: WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BUILDING, MAINTAINING, AND UTILISING SOCIAL CAPITAL (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 28
, Article 3.
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