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Institutional embeddedness of mumpreneurship in the UK: A career narrative approach

Sheikh, Shandana and Yousafzai, Shumaila ORCID: 2015. Institutional embeddedness of mumpreneurship in the UK: A career narrative approach. Presented at: 2015 Diana International Research Conference: Theme: Women Entrepreneurs in Ecosystems, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, USA, 9 June 2015.

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The recent rise in the number of mothers who have started a business from home along with an increase in publicly available profiles of these women has led to the trend of mumpreneurship, i.e., women who set up and manage a business around their child caring role. This research employs a career narrative approach to examine the stories told by a group of 12 British mumpreneurs within the context of UK’s regulatory institutions. The findings suggest that despite having dual responsibility of motherhood and business ownership, mumpreneurs work hard to achieve their aspirations and career objectives. However, their ability to do so is severely constrained by the institutional support, more specifically in terms of child-care provisions and training and financial support.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 09:16

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