GEN News and Updates

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As 2016 draws to a close, GEN has gone from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of its committee and the support of its members. In this post we would like to share and celebrate some fantastic successes for GEN, and announce some exciting things coming up for 2017.

Click here to download the 2016 GEN Newsletter



Best Research & Knowledge Exchange paper 2016: Beyond the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Mixed Embeddedness Approaches: a Review and Research Agenda
Annabell Gast | Natalia Vershinina | Kassa Woldesenbet Beta

Gender and Enterprise: Gendered Language and Student Entrepreneurship Course Choice in Universities: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Jan Warhuus | Sally Jones

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Realities: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research and Best Conference Paper 2016: Not as easy as it looks: Digital entrepreneurship, the great leveller?
Angela Martinez Dy | Lee Martin | Susan Marlow




17th-­ 18th July 2017
Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester
Metropolitan University

The Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) invites both new and more established scholars to attend a forthcoming ‘Confreat’ (conference/retreat) on 17th and 18th of July 2017 at the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester Metropolitan University.

The primary focus of this event is to participants to develop working papers for a conference or journal publication. This will mainly take place through feedback on papers and guidance from a prestigious team of established entrepreneurship academics, with both qualitative and quantitative research backgrounds.

During the two-­day event, participants will:

  •  Receive personalised feedback and guidance on their working papers.
  •  Reflect upon the theoretical contributions of their research in the area of gender and
  •  Learn how to write successful grant applications.
  •  Engage with a unique network of internationally recognised scholars as well as early career researchers in the area of gender and entrepreneurship.

Click here to see the full Confreat Call for Abstracts.

Plans are in the works for an exciting Gender Theory event organised by Prof Julia Rouse and Dr Angela Martinez Dy, featuring a number of well regarded critical realist gender theorists, to be held at Loughborough University London in April 2017. Watch this space!

We at GEN wish you a joyful and relaxing festive season!

All the best for 2017 and beyond.

Call for Papers – Special issue of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

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 Full Papers Due: July 31st, 2016 

With Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, we have agreed the publication of a Special Issue that aims to further explore the contextual embeddedness of women’s entrepreneurship and to co-create useful knowledge and expertise that can feed joint learning, innovative practices and evidence-based policy-making for successful women’s entrepreneurship promotion and gender-just inclusive growth around the globe (Please see the attached Call for more details).

Specific topics that would be of interest to the special issue editors include, but not exclusively so, the following:

 • Why does the gender gap in entrepreneurship persist?

• Examples of initiatives, policies and resources successful in closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship;

• Institutional theory and women entrepreneurship;

• Regulatory institutional embeddedness: legal barriers and procedures; lack of government support in terms of policy, laws and services; inheritance, property and marriage laws; access to capital;

• Normative institutional embeddedness; gender role attitudes; women empowerment and gender equality;

• Gender-based barriers in the context in which women entrepreneurship is embedded;

• Cultural and religious embededness; normative constraints and societal views on women entrepreneurship based on cultural and religious beliefs;

• Work–family interface;

• Association of entrepreneurship with traditional male stereotypes.

The editors intend to bring with this Special Issue a significant value to women entrepreneurship researchers, policy-makers and entrepreneurs. Full papers should be submitted by email, word attachment to Alain Fayolle and Shumaila Yousafzai. First page must contain the title, author(s) and contact information for the corresponding author. For additional guidelines, please see ‘Instructions for Authors’ from a recent issue of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development or visit:

Papers suitable for publication in the Special Issue will be double-blind reviewed following the ERD’s review process guidelines. 


The Special Issue is scheduled to be published in Summer 2018. The following timetable/deadline dates are given for your information:

(1) Submission of the full papers – by 31st July 2016.

(2) First Feedback from reviewers – by 30 November 2016.

(3) Submission of the revised papers – by 31st March 2017.

(4) Expected delivery date to E&RD – by 31st January 2018.

At this stage, we kindly ask that you let us know by email whether you would be willing to contribute to the Special Issue.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Gender in Management

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Gender in Management Special Issue: Gender and Entrepreneurship in Cross Cultural Perspectives

Guest Editor

Professor (Dr.) Ramanjeet Singh, Amity University, India

Guest Assistant Editor

Dr Hima Bindu Kota, Amity University, India

The relation between gender and entrepreneurship is a well-researched and a very contemporary topic. Henry (2013), Shinnar and Giacomin (2012), Boyd (2005), Díaz-García, Jiménez-Moreno (2010), Lerner and Pines (2010), Gupta, Turban and Wasti (2009), Wilson, Pines & Schwartz (2008), Kickul and Marlino (2007), Verheul et al, (2006),Bruni, Gherardi and Poggio (2004), Mueller (2004), Hielman and Chen (2003), Muravyev (2007), Fischer, Reuber and Dyke (1985) are some of the researchers who have studied this area extensively.

Though the relation between gender and entrepreneurship is a well-cited topic, this special issue focuses on Cross Cultural Perspectives.

There are several studies examining cross-cultural aspects of entrepreneurs (Gupta and Fernandez, 2009; Mueller and Thomas, 2001), gender and entrepreneurship (Thébaud, 2010), gender stereotypes and entrepreneurship (Gupta, Turban and Wasti, 2009).

However, limited researchers like that of Mueller and Dato-on (2010) are found studying the gender stereotypes and entrepreneurship in cross cultural perspectives.

Therefore, this special issue will make original contribution to this area.

This special edition, Gender and Entrepreneurship in Cross Cultural Perspectives, endeavours to provide an international platform to academicians, research scholars and practioners from across the world to contribute their scholarly research and to lead in the advancement of inter-disciplinary research of gender studies, entrepreneurship and cross-cultural management, for the benefit of academia, business and society at large, by publishing theoretical, empirical, experimental and applied research.

This aim will be met by getting scholarly research contributions from good researchers in the various areas of management.

Scholarly research contributions are invited from the following areas:

  1. Women Entrepreneurs across cultures: Issues and Challenges
  2. Role of Gender Attributes in Entrepreneurial Success
  3. Gender differences in Entrepreneurship
  4. Cultural Clusters
  5. Gender in family business management : Cross-cultural perspective
  6. Gender-role orientation and entrepreneurial self-efficacy : Cross-cultural perspective
  7. The cross-cultural perspectives of women entrepreneurs in male-dominated leadership cultures
  8. Entrepreneurship, Finance & Gender
  9. Role of Resilience and Self-Efficacy for Entrepreneurial Intentions
  10. Risk taking propensity, gender, and entrepreneurship: Cross-cultural perspective
  11. Gender Gaps in Potential for Entrepreneurship Across Countries and Cultures
  12. ICT and Gender Issues in the Higher Education of Entrepreneurs
  13. Gender & Work life balance : Cross-cultural perspective
  14. Gender and Organizational Performance
  15. The cross-cultural perspectives of entrepreneurship
  16. Identifying and Encouraging “Potential Entrepreneurs”
  17. Entrepreneurs and contribution to economy
  18. Social entrepreneurs in cross-cultural context
  19. Role of culture and society in promoting entrepreneurial spirit.
  20. Culture and Gender Stereotypes

Application Process

Research submissions must be submitted through ScholarOne, the online submission and review system – Please ensure you select the correct special issue when submitting. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Author Guidelines for Gender in Management and will follow the journal’s usual double-blind peer review process.

Submissions deadline: 30 November 2015

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Prof. (Dr.) Ramanjeet Singh

Amity University, India
Guest Editor
Gender in Management: An International Journal
E-mail: drramanjeet at