Gender & Entrepreneurship – A Decade On

Monday, August, 24, 2020 Written By: Dr. Nnamdi O. Madichie Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship at the UNIZIK Business School

 

Gender & Entrepreneurship – A Decade On

Monday, August, 24, 2020 Written By: Dr. Nnamdi O. Madichie Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship at the UNIZIK Business School

What is the Relationship between Gender and Entrepreneurship?

In my 2013 study on “Sex in the kitchen: changing gender roles in a female-dominated occupation,” I sought to provide a gender entrepreneurship slant to the revolving landscape in the ‘culinary underbelly’– i.e. chef life and cooking in general. The conceptual study was primarily geared towards extending the boundaries of the identified female-dominated occupations beyond the usual suspects – social work, nursing, elementary school teacher – to the kitchen, as the identity of chef life is unpacked. While the study arguably heeds the call to explore occupational segregation in the light of gender and ethnicity, its main emphasis was on building upon prior studies on occupational sex-segregation rather than the ethnicity dimension. Looking back on that study, I still refrain from exploring ethnicity, but gender and perhaps nationality, speak volumes on the need for “humane entrepreneurship.” (Read more…).