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

Ogundana, Oyedele, Akin-Akinyosoye, Kehinde, Ikhile, Deborah and Omodara, Damilola (2022) Women’s entrepreneurship, health-related crisis, and a gender-sensitive crisis management model for sustainable development. In: Adeola, Ogechi (ed.) Gendered perspectives on covid-19 recovery in Africa: towards sustainable development. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 131-155. ISBN 9783030881511

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Abstract

A crisis often impacts women’s entrepreneurship in ways different from their male counterparts. 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 during a health-related crisis within developing economies. To do this, we utilised a case study research design that involved the in-depth interview of four women entrepreneurs who operated small businesses in Lagos, Nigeria. We utilised the findings to develop a gender-sensitive perspective to managing health crises. This is crucial as it offers stakeholders the foundation for building customised policies that can profoundly impact women-owned businesses. It also offers insights into strategies that can be put in place before and during a crisis to mitigate the adverse impacts of a crisis. This study advances a gender-sensitive perspective as a more practical approach to understand women’s entrepreneurial activities during a crisis.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Generic health relevance
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 25 May 2022 07:22
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 07:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/106063

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