How policy positions women entrepreneurs: A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States
2015 (English)In: Journal of Business Venturing, ISSN 0883-9026, E-ISSN 1873-2003, Vol. 30, no 2, 273-291 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This research compares the positioning of women entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship policy over two decades (1989–2012) in Sweden and the United States. Given Sweden’s uniquely family-friendly welfare state, we could expect different results, yet in both countries we find a legacy of discourse subordinating women’s entrepreneurship to other goals (i.e., economic growth) and a positioning of women as ‘other’, reinforcing a dialogue of women’s inadequacy or extraordinariness without taking full account of the conditions shaping women’s work experience. From this analysis we derive a conceptual schematic of assumptions presented through the discourse, aligning and distinguishing the U.S. and Swedish approaches
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 30, no 2, 273-291 p.
Women (female) entrepreneurs; Gender; Entrepreneurship policy; Sweden/United States; Discourse analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-24841DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.08.002ISI: 000350923500005Local ID: HLKLivslångtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-24841DiVA: diva2:753357