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Building strategic alliances: Findings from IAABD London conference on current cross‐cultural perspectives of women entrepreneurs

Eileen Kwesiga (Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA)

Equal Opportunities International

ISSN: 0261-0159

Article publication date: 27 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight findings from research presented at the 2007 International Academy of African Business and Development Conference in London, UK.

Design/methodology/approach

A select group of papers were chosen from the proceedings and presentations made at the conference for this report. The International Academy of African Business and Development Conference draws participants from the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Findings

Research findings from the empirical studies indicated women and people of color face continue to face barriers in employment and the workplace. Women continue to experience gender role stereotypes detrimental to their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Originality/value

The research papers selected give some insight into the issues of gender and diversity from a cross‐cultural perspective.

Keywords

Citation

Kwesiga, E. (2008), "Building strategic alliances: Findings from IAABD London conference on current cross‐cultural perspectives of women entrepreneurs", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 471-473. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610150810882323

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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