Women’s entrepreneurship, health-related crisis and a gender-sensitive crisis management model for sustainable development

Ogundana, O. ORCID: 0000-0002-0121-7231, Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Ikhile, D. and Omodara, D., 2021. Women’s entrepreneurship, health-related crisis and a gender-sensitive crisis management model for sustainable development. In: O. Adeola, ed., Gendered perspectives on Covid-19 recovery in Africa: towards sustainable development. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming)

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A crisis often impacts women’s entrepreneurship in ways different from their male counterparts, highlighting the need for a customised response strategy specific to women entrepreneurs. Thus, the purpose of this study is to introduce a crisis management model that can guide the formulation of policies to facilitate the sustainability of women’s entrepreneurial activities before, during, and after a health-related crisis within developing economies. To address the purpose of this study, we utilised a case study research design that involved the in-depth interview of four women entrepreneurs who operated small businesses in Lagos, Nigeria. The interview sessions were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. NVivo was used to code and analyse the transcripts thematically. This study contributes to the crisis management literature by introducing a gender-sensitive perspective to manage health crises. Such a gender-sensitive framework is crucial as it offers stakeholders the foundation for building customised policies that can profoundly affect women-owned businesses. For women entrepreneurs, this study offers insights into strategies that can be put in place before and during a crisis to mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis. Thus, this study advances a gender-sensitive perspective as a much more practical approach to better understand women’s entrepreneurial activities during a crisis.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Ogundana, O., Akin-Akinyosoye, K., Ikhile, D. and Omodara, D.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: London
Date: 15 May 2021
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 21 Jun 2021 16:14
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 16:14
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43140

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