Gender differences in small business strategic planning: Do women plan more than men?

Elizabeth Walker, Calvin Wang, Janice Redmond

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Abstract

As the world of work changes and uncertainty continues in regard to employment conditions, more women are motivated to start their own businesses. However, many women-owned businesses are very small and appear to have limited growth capacity. There are few business role models for women in corporate Australia. So how do women break in? The evidence suggests that not only do many women have the capacity to grow their businesses, they also have the desire. Given the positive relationship between strategic planning and business success, this paper considers whether women are more likely than men to strategically plan their business growth. A new generation of women business leaders who are strategic thinkers is something that Australia desperately needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanges. Challenges. Choices
EditorsAlison Preston Alison Preston
Place of PublicationCurtin, WA
PublisherCurtin University of Technology
Pages354-373
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)1740675274
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInaugural International Women and Leadership Conference - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Duration: 16 Nov 200617 Nov 2006

Conference

ConferenceInaugural International Women and Leadership Conference
CountryAustralia
Period16/11/0617/11/06

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