The objective of this book is to open up the discussion of research methods in women’s entrepreneurship and family business. We would like to attract both quantitative and qualitative contributions, but also papers that combine the two approaches. This publication will be a handbook in its true sense: a publication that can help research practitioners undertake their research in the best possible way. From a quantitative approach, we invite articles that draw on a range of primary and secondary data sources including survey instruments; archival data; web-scraped data; video data, and experimental data. In terms of qualitative work, we would strongly encourage original research articles invoking both traditional and novel approaches as we acknowledge that many junior and senior scholars researching women entrepreneurs and women in family firms seem to favor qualitative methods. Please note that we will ONLY accept proposals for which the data collection has already been completed.
Chapter proposal abstracts (5 pages): due by 1st May 2021
Chapter drafts deadline: 31 October 2021
Full manuscript by: 1st August 2022
Final delivery date: 31 December 2022
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Please submit extended chapter abstracts of circa 1.000-1.500 words to Professor Helle Neergaard at with a copy to Vibeke Vrang . If you would like to informally discuss a possible contribution, then please contact Professor Helle Neergaard. Please note that we will ONLY accept proposals for which the data collection has already been completed.