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Resilient gender order in entrepreneurship: the case of Swedish welfare industries
Linköpings universitet, Företagsekonomi.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0130-4407
Linköpings universitet, Företagsekonomi.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1756-6266, E-ISSN 1756-6274, Vol. 7, no 1, 2-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to use quantitative empirical data to analyse the degree of resilience, as well as change or reproduction of the gender order, in the era of New Public Management. The propositions are constructed based on liberal- and socialist-feminist perspectives, and discussed in light of the empirical results.

Design/methodology/approach

We report from a longitudinal quantitative study of female-dominated welfare industries. Data, available from Statistics Sweden, include the total population of entrepreneurs available on the individual level. However, the level of analysis that was used in the study was in accordance with the industry level. Data were processed from an aggregated level to the most detailed level of classification.

Findings

The findings reveal resilience in the prevailing gender order. The order is being reproduced in the entrepreneurship context, in most of the industries that were studied.

Practical implications

The results may potentially have profound impact on entrepreneurship policy, equality policy and public sector restructuring.

Originality/value

This quantitative longitudinal study shows a complex pattern on the detailed industry level, which can be understood in terms of male gender labelling of entrepreneurship. The results thus support previous qualitative studies that have observed this phenomenon. Methodologically, this paper contributes to the field by showing that without breaking down the analysis into the different female-dominated industries on a five-digit level, the various results of the public sector reforms and the attendant gendered effects would not have been revealed.

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2015. Vol. 7, no 1, 2-26 p.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64147DOI: 10.1108/IJGE-09-2013-0057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64147DiVA: diva2:1097157
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2017-05-22

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