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Publication date: 1 May 1990

Serafim Halkias and Stephen Jackson

Offers advice to librarians using DOS‐based machines on how to copewith hard disk failure and on the best ways to back up data. Givesinstructions on an alternative to…

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Offers advice to librarians using DOS‐based machines on how to cope with hard disk failure and on the best ways to back up data. Gives instructions on an alternative to backup programmes, which is to use a data compression programme such as PKZIP.

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OCLC Micro, vol. 6 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 8756-5196

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Publication date: 1 June 1990

Stephen M. Jackson and Serafim Halkias

Laments the fact that new and expensive software upgrades are notalways a step forward, and can, in fact, be costly mistakes if they arenot what the buyer wanted in the…

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Laments the fact that new and expensive software upgrades are not always a step forward, and can, in fact, be costly mistakes if they are not what the buyer wanted in the first place. Introduces the concepts of ′shareware′ – software that can be given a trial run before being purchased, and ′public domain′ software, which is available free of charge to be used by any member of the public. Lists a few of the better shareware programs and places where it can be obtained.

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OCLC Micro, vol. 6 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 8756-5196

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Publication date: 31 January 2020

Karen D. Hughes and Jennifer E. Jennings

The purpose of in this study is to examine how scholarship on women’s entrepreneurship/gender and entrepreneurship has contributed to understandings of the embeddedness of…

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Purpose

The purpose of in this study is to examine how scholarship on women’s entrepreneurship/gender and entrepreneurship has contributed to understandings of the embeddedness of entrepreneurial activity. The authors review studies from the past four decades (1975-2018) to assess the extent to which research has examined the embeddedness of entrepreneurial activity in two key institutions – the family and the labour market – that remain pervasively and persistently gendered.

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The authors blend a systematic quantitative analysis of scholarly publications with qualitative analysis, identifying key themes and contributions. The corpus of material comprises over 1,300 scholarly publications, including both empirical and theoretical contributions.

Findings

This analysis shows that attention to the embeddedness of entrepreneurial activity in gendered social institutions is a clear legacy of women’s entrepreneurship research. The systematic quantitative review found that over one-third (36.6 per cent) of scholarly publications examines questions of family and/or labour market embeddedness in some way. The qualitative analysis identifies a rich array of themes over the past four decades and a growing global reach of scholarship in recent years.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to knowledge about the embeddedness of entrepreneurial activity. It offers a comprehensive review of how entrepreneurship is shaped by the embedding of such activity in two predominant (and gendered) social institutions – families and labour markets. It will be of use to scholars seeking an overview of this topic and considering new research questions to pursue.

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International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-6266

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