An exploration of the relationship between business strategy and human resource strategy in women owned businesses
This paper explores the link between human resource strategies and business strategies in women owned businesses in the US. Interview data indicates that many women owned businesses do emphasize training, teamwork and reduced hierarchy. There is also evidence that women owned businesses employ barter for services within a network of businesses. The preliminary results also support the belief that women owned businesses focus less on fast growth and more on stability in order to ensure positive customer service and positive work environments. We argue that this focus may help build successful businesses but leaves these businesses less attractive to investors. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
Newell, S., Chowdhury, S., & Banerji, K. (2008). An exploration of the relationship between business strategy and human resource strategy in women owned businesses. Paper presented at the International Council for Small Business, Washington, DC.