The Foundations of lady Entrepreneurship explores the connection among domestic, family headship and company in Victorian London. It examines the notions of accountability, honor and suitability in how women’s ventures are represented by way of themselves and others and engages in a comparability of the translation of old girl entrepreneurship via contemporaries and historians within the united kingdom, Europe and the USA. It argues that simply as girls in company have frequently been hidden through males, they've got usually additionally been hidden by means of the ‘home’ and the conceptualization of separate spheres of private and non-private organisation and of ‘the’ entrepreneur. Drawing on contextual facts from 1747 to 1880, together with hearth assurance files, directories, exchange playing cards, newspapers, memoirs, the census and wide list linkage, this research concentrates at the early to mid-Victorian interval whilst beliefs approximately gender roles and applicable paintings for girls have been vigorously debated.
Alison Kay deals new perception into the motivations of the Victorian girls who opted to pursue businesses in their personal. by means of carrying out empirical comparisons with men's company, it additionally unearths similarities and alterations with the small to medium sized ventures of male enterprise owners. The hyperlink among domestic and firm is then additional excavated by means of targeted list linkage, revealing the families and household situations and obligations of girl owners. utilizing either discourse and knowledge to attach firm, owner and loved ones, The Foundations of lady Entrepreneurship presents a multi-dimensional photo of the Victorian lady owner and strikes past the stereotypes. It argues that lively enterprise didn't exclude ladies, even though cautious illustration used to be very important and this has obscured the similarities in their companies with these of many male company proprietors.
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