Authors: Lorraine Warren
Addresses: Institute for Entrepreneurship, School of Management, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Abstract: Women in small/micro-enterprises may benefit from mentoring strategies that reflect evolving learning needs. A model is developed which reframes |classical| understandings of mentoring, to enable women to become more proactive in managing their learning networks. Implications for the design of entrepreneurship development programmes and suggestions for future research are presented.
Keywords: entrepreneurial networks; experiential learning; narrative analysis; women-owned businesses; entrepreneurship; female entrepreneurs; mentoring strategies; micro-entrepreneurs; mentors; small firms; women; learning networks; innovation.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.4, pp.387 - 402
Published online: 23 Apr 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article