Setting an Agenda for Women Entrepreneurship in Nigeria: A Commentary on Faseke's Journey Through Time for 'The Nigerian Woman'
Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 212 - 219, 2011
9 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Date Written: February 19, 2011
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to bring the Nigerian woman from the margins of international obscurity by acknowledging the contributions of reputable academics from an emerging market context on a subject that has pervaded the global podium in recent years – i.e. women in management. Design/methodology/approach – The paper's approach is strictly qualitative in nature – a narrative analysis of a single book on women written by “a woman of status” – Dr (Mrs.) Faseke, a graduate of the University of Ibadan and one time Head of the Department of History at the Lagos State University (Nigeria). Findings – This paper acknowledges the “silent voices” of African women, drawing upon a publication that was encountered purely by chance – Modupe Faseke's The Nigerian Woman published by Agape Publications (Ibadan, Nigeria) in 2001. Research limitations/implications – Although this paper reads very much like an extended book review, it does offer some critical theoretical and practical insight coming from a book published by a local and largely obscure publishing house – Agape Publishers based in the remote city of Ibadan in Southwestern Nigeria. Originality/value – It is envisaged that after reading this paper, scholars of gender-themed studies may begin probing a bit deeper into the roots of the Nigerian woman and especially in situations where their voices have been muffled.
Keywords: women, entrepreneurialism, education, Nigeria
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