Recontextualising gender in entrepreneurial leadership

Kimbu, A. N., de Jong, A. , Adam, I., Ribeiro, M. A., Afenyo-Agbe, E., Adeola, O. and Figueroa-Domecq, C. (2021) Recontextualising gender in entrepreneurial leadership. Annals of Tourism Research, 88, 103176. (doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2021.103176)

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Drawing on the literature examining the nexus between gender, entrepreneurial leadership and entrepreneurial performance, this article critically explores a framework for analysing the role of gender in shaping entrepreneurial performance and leadership in tourism firms in a non-western context. Utilising a poststructural feminist lens that challenges normative accounts of entrepreneurial leadership practices, a qualitative analysis of interview data from tourism entrepreneurs in Ghana and Nigeria provides evidence of how entrepreneurial performances and leadership are gendered, fluid and constantly being negotiated. The article extends current discussions within tourism entrepreneurship to engage more meaningfully with gender, thereby assisting in deconstructing homogenous, fixed conceptualisation of entrepreneurial leadership - often evident within the broader leadership and entrepreneurship literature dominated by Anglo-Western approaches.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:We thank the UK Research and Innovation who through the QR-Global Challenges Research Fund provided funding for this research.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:de Jong, Dr Anna
Authors: Kimbu, A. N., de Jong, A., Adam, I., Ribeiro, M. A., Afenyo-Agbe, E., Adeola, O., and Figueroa-Domecq, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
Journal Name:Annals of Tourism Research
ISSN (Online):1873-7722
Published Online:03 March 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Annals of Tourism Research 88: 103176
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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