Calling Early Career Gender Researchers: Workshop in Malaysia

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We would like to share with you the opportunity for up to 15 Early Career Researchers (defined as up to 10 years post PhD) each from the UK and Malaysia (up to 40 in total) to participate in a workshop on gender in Malaysia. The new deadline is 27th May.

Those with a background in any of the following are particularly welcome to apply:

• gender, work and organization

• women and empowerment

• gender, law and policy-making

• maternal health

• economic development

• action research

The application form, with more details on the initiative, is accessible via the following link http://www.mdx.ac.uk/our-research/research-groups/diversity-and-gender

Gender and Enterprise Newsletter

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Please see below for a number of interesting recent announcements and relevant research publications (click headings for downloads or more information).

Places still available at Developing Women’s Leadership: Theory and Practice 25-26 May University of Roehampton

  • a 1.5 day workshop driven by the need to address the lack of individual and organisational theories that focus on women’s leadership. This gap in the literature means we are unable to address important leadership theories confidently, yet the demand for insights about women and leadership continues to increase.

Opportunity for women-owned businesses to meet with Women Entrepreneurs Netherlands

1) Wednesday 13th April
Networking and Matchmaking, Dutch Embassy, 38 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DP

2) Thursday 14th April –  3.30pm
High Tea & Networking, The House of Lords, Parliament Square, London, SW1A 0PW
This event is hosted by Baroness Howells of St Davids, Member of the House of Lords.

If you would like to attend, please email your contact details to events@womennetherlands.com.

Disability and Entrepreneurship Workshop 21 April 2016

  • The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Disability and Entrepreneurship’ workshop to highlight this intersection of two vexed concepts as a place where ideas from disability studies and the business school can meet and interact in a way that has theoretical, as well as practical socio-economic, implications. This event will combine ongoing work from established and new scholars in this area, drawing upon a range of empirical and theoretical material. Whilst it will be of particular interest to those with an interest in disability and enterprise, it will also be informative to those with other interests in the business school, and disability studies more broadly.

Publication of GARCIA working papers 

  • Gender equality and gender dimension in research are now priorities of the European Union Horizon2020 Framework Programme. The GARCIA project shares the same views, in considering how the gender dimension affects excellence and efficiency in research.The project plans to map and analyze the gender dimension at different organizational levels in various European research institutions. With a specific focus on the early stages of academic and scientific careers, the aim is to implement specific actions for combating gender stereotypes and discriminations.

CfP HISTORICAL APPROACHES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH: Investigating Context, Time, and Change in Entrepreneurial Processes

  • For this special issue, we seek theoretical and empirical work that significantly advances our understanding of whether and how historical research and reasoning can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. In this regard, we encourage submissions that not only make contributions to entrepreneurship research and theory, but also engage the methodological and theoretical issues involved in using historical approaches in the management disciplines.

Here to Stay: Women’s Self-Employment in a (post) austerity era – Report by UK Women’s Budget Group

  • Since the financial crisis and economic recession, the UK labour market has undergone a series of structural shifts. These have seen levels of female economic inactivity drop to a historic low, but also ushered in a new era of precarious working with self-employment accounting for a significant proportion of post-recession economic activity, especially for women. This paper explores these trends, and what they mean for the women directly affected as well as for policy setting.

Women and low income households again paying for the Chancellor’s tax cuts

  • Only three days after research by the Women’s Budget Group showed that those on the lowest incomes – the majority of whom are women – would lose five times as much as the richest households,[1] the Chancellor has again delivered a budget that sees women and disabled people paying for his tax cuts.

GenPort Resources List

  • Including She Figures 2015 report: fifth edition of the She Figures series –released every three years since 2003– which aims to monitor the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It analyzes comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, and data on differences in working.


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: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/tepnauth.asp.

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.