Title

Sources and Use of Business Assistance by Women Owned Business: A Comparison of Generations and Business Location Context

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

International Council for Small Business

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Management

RAS ID

5227

Comments

This article was originally published as: Still, L., Soutar, G., & Walker, E. A. (2006). Sources and Use of Business Assistance by Women Owned Business: A Comparison of Generations and Business Location Context. Proceedings of ICSB World Conference. Melbourne. International Council for Small Business.

Abstract

This paper extends the previous work of Still and Soutar (2001, 2004), Still, Soutar and Walker (2003,2004, 2005) and Walker and Still (2003a, 2003b) by considering the relation between generational differences and type of business context on the nature and use of business services. Using a national study of 517 women business owners, the study found no significant differences existed when both factors were combined, but taken singly both generational differences and type of business context had a bearing on the use of business services. The results thus confirm earlier findings but do not extend the relationship at the multi-factor level.