Factors influencing the business growth of women-owned sewing businesses in Lagos-State, Nigeria: a pilot study

Ogundana, O. ORCID: 0000-0002-0121-7231, Galanakis, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-1320-2475, Simba, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-0276-8211 and Oxborrow, L. ORCID: 0000-0003-2795-8131, 2018. Factors influencing the business growth of women-owned sewing businesses in Lagos-State, Nigeria: a pilot study. Organisational Studies and Innovation Review, 4 (2), pp. 25-36. ISSN 2059-2256

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Abstract

This paper studies the factors influencing the business growth of women-owned sewing businesses (WOSBs), a sector identified to replace the dwindling Nigerian oil sector, in Lagos State Nigeria. Drawing on the Brush, de Bruin and Welter's gender-aware theory, this research evaluates the gender-aware model to see if it is applicable in the Nigerian context. This research adopts a case study approach that comprises five female owner-managers of sewing businesses in Lagos State, Nigeria (3 women married with children, one married without a child and one unmarried woman). Data is analysed using thematic analysis. The investigation finds that motherhood, meso-and the macro-environment constrain and support women's access to money, market and management in the Nigerian context. However, unlike Brush et al. who suggest a one-way relationship between motherhood, meso and macro-environment contexts, this study reveals evidence that suggests an interdependent relationship between the three gender-aware constructs (motherhood, meso-and macro-environment contexts).This paper presents how motherhood, meso-and macro-environment moderates women's access to money, market opportunities and management in a developing country context, Nigeria.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Organisational Studies and Innovation Review
Creators: Ogundana, O., Galanakis, K., Simba, A. and Oxborrow, L.
Publisher: Management and Business Academy
Date: 2018
Volume: 4
Number: 2
ISSN: 2059-2256
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 19 Nov 2019 10:04
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 10:04
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38367

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