How policy positions women entrepreneurs:A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States

Ahl, Helene and Nelson, Teresa (2015) How policy positions women entrepreneurs:A comparative analysis of state discourse in Sweden and the United States. Journal of Business Venturing, 30 (2). pp. 273-291. ISSN 0883-9026

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Abstract

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

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Journal Article
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Journal of Business Venturing
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06 Sep 2018 15:20
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Published
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