Title: Differences in attitudes toward business training: African-American female and male small business owners

Authors: Warren Martin, Barbara A. Wech, John Sandefur

Addresses: School of Business, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-4460, USA. ' School of Business, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-4460, USA. ' Digital Village 2798 John Hawkins Pkwy Hoover, AL 35244, USA

Abstract: The attitudes towards the importance of small business development training courses are documented for African-American male and female small business owners. Results found that females preferred different training methods and topics. The results of the study are discussed in terms of human and social capital theories. Implications of the results are offered, as well as suggestions for future research.

Keywords: African-American female entrepreneurs; African-American male entrepreneurs; small business; entrepreneurship education; women business owners; human capital; social capital; training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.016136

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.92 - 102

Available online: 06 Dec 2007 *

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