Call for Chapters: “Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy”,



Florica Tomos, Doctoral Researcher, University of South Wales
Naresh Kumar, Professor Doctor, University Malaysia
Professor Nick Clifton, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr Dennis Hyams-Ssekasi, Bolton University


The book aims to address issues of interest on the topics of strategic management and entrepreneurship in the context of globalization. The book highlights also the importance of the competitive advantages such as Communities of Practice (networks) and raises concerns on the barriers encountered by women entrepreneurs as a consequence of gender impact, culture, and gender identity for their businesses, at the national and global levels. The book emphasizes women entrepreneurs’ contribution to the national and global economy. Within the new Global Economy, the free movement of the labour force, knowledge, goods and services, increases the complexity of business context. The new emerging markets, such as India, China, Malaysia, Africa, Brazil, and Russia are competing with more established Western European and USA economies. Most of the Western economies are investing in the businesses located within the new emerging markets. The consequence is the Globalization, which is a phenomenon that creates not only free flows of people, goods, services and knowledge, but also creates networks, communities of practices, similarities and differences between the national and international, and crisis. At the heart of strategic management are the following: entrepreneurship and the technological change. In this sense, entrepreneurship is a process by which businesses discover opportunities through innovation, in which goods and services come to meet new needs in the national or global markets. Lately, as a result of technology, there was an increase of women entrepreneurs participating to the growth of the local, regional, national and global economies. It is therefore suggested that women entrepreneurs have an entrepreneurial mind, along with social relationships and emotional intelligence, components which are crucial for the strategic leadership and strategy in general. Nevertheless, in the new global context, women entrepreneurs besides opportunities, they also face cultural, educational, social and political barriers which impede their development and participation within the global economy. It is suggested that networking and Communities of Practice are valuable competitive advantages for managers and entrepreneurs from both Western European countries and new emerging markets.


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Florica Tomos, Naresh Kumar, Nick Clifton, Dennis Hyams-Ssekasi
“Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy”


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