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Women Entrepreneurs In The Indian Informal Sector, Colin C. Williams 2010 University of Sheffield

Women Entrepreneurs In The Indian Informal Sector, Colin C. Williams

Colin C Williams

Purpose – Studies on women entrepreneurs either view women through a structuralist lens, as marginalised populations engaged in low-quality work, or through a neo-liberal lens, as engaged in relatively higher quality endeavour more as a rational choice. The aim of this paper is to evaluate critically these explanations in relation to women entrepreneurs in the informal sector in India. Design/methodology/approach – To evaluate the contrasting explanations of structuralist and new liberal approaches, questionnaire surveys were conducted in two phases, namely 2007 and 2010, over a period of several months. The sample design was stratified random and the sample was taken ...


Defining The 'Social' In 'Social Entrepreneurship': Altruism And Entrepreneurship, Wee Liang TAN, John N. WILLIAMS, Teck Meng TAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Defining The 'Social' In 'Social Entrepreneurship': Altruism And Entrepreneurship, Wee Liang Tan, John N. Williams, Teck Meng Tan

John N. WILLIAMS

What is social entrepreneurship? In, particular, what’s so social about it? Understanding what social entrepreneurship is enables researchers to study the phenomenon and policy-makers to design measures to encourage it. However, such an understanding is lacking partly because there is no universally accepted definition of entrepreneurship as yet. In this paper, we suggest a definition of social entrepreneurship that intuitively accords with what is generally accepted as entrepreneurship and that captures the way in which entrepreneurship may be altruistic. Based on this we provide a taxonomy of social entrepreneurship and identify a number of real cases from Asia illustrating ...


What Is The Social In Social Entrepreneurship?, Wee Liang TAN, John Williams, Teck Meng TAN 2010 Singapore Management University

What Is The Social In Social Entrepreneurship?, Wee Liang Tan, John Williams, Teck Meng Tan

John N. WILLIAMS

No abstract provided.


Ua62/3 Gordon Ford College Of Business Small Business Development Center, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua62/3 Gordon Ford College Of Business Small Business Development Center, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by Small Business Development Center.


Interview No. 1502, Arnaldo Chavarria DDS 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1502, Arnaldo Chavarria Dds

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Dr. Chavarria is the sixth child in a line of nine siblings. After graduating from high school, Dr. Chavarria briefly worked at a factory before applying and getting accepted to the El Paso Community College Dental Hygiene program. Dr. Chavarria worked as a dental hygienist before applying and being accepted to dental school in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating dental school, Dr. Chavarria worked with Dr. Watson, the El Paso City/County Health Department as well as La Fe Clinic and Sun Plaza Clinic. Soon after, Dr. Chavarria opened his practice on the Eastside of El Paso. Dr. Chavarria has ...


The Value Of The Integrated Business Core Experience: Perceptions Of Recent Graduates From Brigham Young University-Idaho, Craig D. Bell 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Value Of The Integrated Business Core Experience: Perceptions Of Recent Graduates From Brigham Young University-Idaho, Craig D. Bell

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The effectiveness of business education has come under intense scrutiny—with many questioning its overall value. Main criticisms center on the lack of integration across the curriculum, too much emphasis on quantitative analysis, and the absence of relevant application. Most critics call for business education to become more hands-on and to create opportunities for students to practice the discipline of management. The purpose of this mixed method explanatory study was to explore the perceived influence of the Integrated Business Core (IBC) experience at Brigham Young University – Idaho on career success. The study sought to capture the perceptions of recent graduates ...


From Information Technology To Ice-Cream: One Man's Entrepreneurial Quest For Happiness, Knowledge@SMU 2010 Singapore Management University

From Information Technology To Ice-Cream: One Man's Entrepreneurial Quest For Happiness, Knowledge@Smu

Knowledge@SMU

Medal-winning fencer Wong Toon King is not some swash-buckling corporate hot shot, slashing and hacking at business rivals. Rather, the former government scholar turned serial entrepreneur believes that the important ingredients to building businesses include not just good ideas, but also a knack of identifying trends and a good sense of timing. Most importantly, entrepreneurs need to be happy at what they are doing – even if it means scooping and serving Ben & Jerry's ice-cream every day, said the founder of The Happy People Co., local franchisee of the popular brand of ice-cream.


The Essence Of Developing Entrepreneurial Food Businesses, David S. Jackson 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Essence Of Developing Entrepreneurial Food Businesses, David S. Jackson

INTSORMIL Presentations

Discusses the attributes of successful small business food entrepreneurship. Refers specifically to Nebraska and the INTSORMIL program.


Food Entrepreneurship Curricula, Joseph J. Mpagalile, Wenceslaus F. Ballegu, Jeremia Makindara 2010 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Food Entrepreneurship Curricula, Joseph J. Mpagalile, Wenceslaus F. Ballegu, Jeremia Makindara

INTSORMIL Presentations

SUA Food Entrepreneurship Program Mission Statement: To educate and assist entrepreneurs in developing their sorghum based food manufacturing business. Covers ideas generation, market research, business development, regulations, food safety, brand development, sales and distribution, and with a focus on product development.


Economic Analysis Of Small Scale Sorghum Processing In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Jeremia Makindara, Joseph J. Mpagalile, Wenceslaus Ballegu 2010 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Economic Analysis Of Small Scale Sorghum Processing In Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Jeremia Makindara, Joseph J. Mpagalile, Wenceslaus Ballegu

INTSORMIL Presentations

Due to small scale food processing initiatives, several entrepreneurs dealing in small scale sorghum processing have emerged in Tanzania and especially in urban centers such as Dar es Salaam. The recent initiative that has contributed to this is the SUA-INTSORMIL Project that started in 2005. However, despite such initiatives being received by many entrepreneurs, very few economic studies have been conducted to assess the benefits obtained by sorghum processing entrepreneurs and the challenges they face are not well explained. This study therefore assessed costs and benefits obtained by small scale sorghum processing entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam and the challenges ...


Developing Entrepreneurship, The Tanzania Experience: Sua-Intsormil Project, Joseph J. Mpagalile, Wenceslaus R. Ballegu 2010 Sokoine University of Agriculture

Developing Entrepreneurship, The Tanzania Experience: Sua-Intsormil Project, Joseph J. Mpagalile, Wenceslaus R. Ballegu

INTSORMIL Presentations

Project Title: Building a Sustainable Infrastructure for Product Development and Food Entrepreneur/Industry Technical Support: A Strategy to Promote Increased Use of Sorghum and Millet in East Africa.

Long Term Program Objectives: Development of successful entrepreneurial businesses that add-value to sorghum and millet such that:

~Farmers have an established outlet for cash sales of high-quality sorghum and millet

~Small businesses or cooperatives develop processing capabilities enabling the incorporation of sorghum and millet into a wide variety of food products

~Markets and market channels for sorghum and millet-based products develop.

Further develop research, extension and marketing expertise of National Agricultural Research ...


Developing Entrepreneurism: Student Training And Involvement, Curtis L. Weller 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Developing Entrepreneurism: Student Training And Involvement, Curtis L. Weller

INTSORMIL Presentations

Student training is an important component of INTSORMIL UNL-SUA-UNZA project. One current project, "Measurement of Starch Digestibility in Starch and Flour from Tannin containing Sorghum" by N.L. Mkandawire, C.L. Weller, D.J. Rose, and D.S. Jackson, is outlined in this presentation.


Sorghum And Pearl Millet Seed Value Chains In Zambia: Opportunities And Challenges For Smallholder Farmers, Priscilla Hamukwala 2010 University of Zambia

Sorghum And Pearl Millet Seed Value Chains In Zambia: Opportunities And Challenges For Smallholder Farmers, Priscilla Hamukwala

INTSORMIL Presentations

Sorghum and pearl millet rank second and third, respectively, as important staple cereals after maize.

-There are new market developments in the beer industry requiring farmers to increase productivity and production

-These markets can significantly affect access to improved seed, and thus increase decisions on utilization

-Even though market developments indicate great potential for the two crops, their supply has remained erratic

-There was need therefore to identify the constraining factors to steady supply of sorghum & millet grain through conducting a seed value chain

-Little is known about the existing seed acquisition channels, extent of utilization, how they function and ...


Consolidating And Implementing An Employee Handbook At Souza’S Dairy, Inc., Adrianna Souza 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Consolidating And Implementing An Employee Handbook At Souza’S Dairy, Inc., Adrianna Souza

Dairy Science

The objective of this senior project was to create a more useful handbook that employees will read, condensing the existing but still retaining the important information. Along with updating the handbook, I plan to implement the use of the employee handbooks. An employee handbook is an important solution to help employers and employees have consistent information. An outdated employee handbook can create problems in the workplace. New and changed laws occur every year and the firm will want to ensure that the employee handbook and policy handbook are up to date with the most recent laws and policies to mitigate ...


Evaluating Student Perceptions Of Value And Preferences For Online Programs In Skill-Based Learning: An Applied Exercise, Darcy Lynn Stewart 2010 Utah State University

Evaluating Student Perceptions Of Value And Preferences For Online Programs In Skill-Based Learning: An Applied Exercise, Darcy Lynn Stewart

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

In an age where training and knowledge are easily accessible online, textbooks, lecture slides and other class materials have migrated to online programs. Online programs are becoming easier to maintain for professors and administrators and offer some convenience and efficiency that traditional classroom lectures do not. It is widely assumed that students who have grown up with cell phones, email accounts, social media, iPods, Google and laptops easily identify with internet based applications. This research studies a group of over 30 university students seeking to develop skill-­‐sets to prepare them for entering the workforce through participation in an online ...


Export Potential Of U.S. - Produced Switchgrass And Wood Pellets For The Eu Market, Mladen Grbovic 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Export Potential Of U.S. - Produced Switchgrass And Wood Pellets For The Eu Market, Mladen Grbovic

Masters Theses

European Union’s (EU) dependence on fossil fuel imports strongly affects its energy supply and economic and national stability. In order to reduce its dependence and maintain the leadership position in GHG emissions reductions and renewable energy consumption, EU has set ambitious targets of reducing GHG emissions by at least 20% compared with 1990, raising the share of renewable energy to 20% and increasing the levels of biofuels in transport fuels to 10% by 2020. While some of the countries, due to their large renewable potential, have already reached set targets, some are still far behind. Biomass, with 69.8 ...


The Determinants Of Entrepreneurial Income In South Carolina, Devin Swindall 2010 Clemson University

The Determinants Of Entrepreneurial Income In South Carolina, Devin Swindall

All Theses

Supporters claim that entrepreneurship is critical to building and sustaining the economy of urban and rural areas across the nation. Proponents argue that economic development practices that enhance and support entrepreneurship are essential because they cultivate innovation which, in turn, provides the area with new jobs, new wealth, and a better quality of life. However, self-employment income growth in South Carolina in particular and in the United States in general has lagged growth in income from other sources. This fact raises the need to study the determinants of self-employed income. Using the literature as a guide, a conceptual model was ...


Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Coaching Efficacy With Academic Leaders: A Phenomenological Investigation, Deanna Lee Vansickel-Peterson

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this psychological phenomenological research was to understand the efficacy of life coaching from the perspective of academic leaders. To date, not one investigation or attempt has been made towards the above stated purpose. This study includes a theoretical overview and a review of the coaching literature from Socrates (469-399 BC) to current day Humanistic theory presented in part by Roger (1902-1987).

This process included data collection from five academic leaders who have been coached for at least two years. Levels of analysis of 365 statements, quote and/or comments produced finding of efficacy in life coaching with ...


Negotiating The French Labour Landscape, Dylan Kissane 2010 CEFAM

Negotiating The French Labour Landscape, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

No abstract provided.


What's Your Pitch?, Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What's Your Pitch?, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

We all need to have our "pitch" ready! This PowerPoint, when used with the corresponding worksheet of the same title (What's Your Pitch), walks people through the process of creating an Elevator Pitch or Quick Pitch for their idea, business or organization. In the global economy, it is important for all of us to be able to clearly communicate what we do so we can sell ourselves and help others understand the purpose of what we are working to accomplish. A great pitch has the power to help anyone...from a University employee to a new entrepreneur to a ...


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