Contributors - Asian Female Entrepreneurs and Women in Business
Author: Spinder Dhaliwal
Now available from CAER
(Centre for Asian Entrepreneurial
The growth of Asian enterprises
has been a much commented upon feature of the small business population.
Asian entrepreneurs have been eulogised by the popular press keen
to laud free enterprise heroes. More detached economic commentary
has also sought to identify the key success factors for this entrepreneurial
minority. Much less conspicuous has been the role that the
female Asian entrepreneurs and Asian women working in the "family"
business play. Spinder Dhaliwal's new study focuses upon the
often neglected issue of the contribution of Asian women to both
entrepreneurship and the management of family businesses.
In order to illuminate the position of Asian women in business,
a series of interviews were undertaken with two particular groups.
Asian entrepreneurs in their own right 'independent' women;
and Asian women working in family enterprises, 'hidden'
The book sheds light on a
number of neglected issues within the increasingly important area
of ethnic entrepreneurship.
In addition to the 'independent'
and the 'hidden' women, a group of 'superwomen'
were included. These women have some ownership capacity and
participate in the running of the larger businesses which are household
Warsi - S & A Foods
Pathak - Patak's
Ahmend - The Legendary Joe Bloggs
Harnal - Noon Products plc
Copies of the book are available
The Centre for Asian Entrepreneurial Research
London, SW15 5SL
Tel: 0181-392 3487 Fax: 0181-392 3646. E-mail