WRCs' potential to increase women’s participation in SME, Innovation and Economic Growth

Sandra Misiak-Kwit 1Britt-Marie Torstensson 

1. University of Szczecin, Faculty of Economics and Management (US), ul. Mickiewicza 64, Szczecin 71-101, Poland

Abstract

The presentation “WRCs’ potential to increase women’s participation in SME, Innovation and Economic Growth” had been prepared on a basis of a report “WP6 The analysis of Women Resource Centers’ potential as actors increasing women’s participation in SME, Innovation and Economic Growth”. The authors of the report are M. Hozer-Koćmiel and
S. Misiak-Kwit. This report is a part of research agenda of project Thematic Partnership Winnet Baltic Sea Region financed by Swedich Institute (2013 – 2016).

The report can be found on a webpage:
http://www.balticsearegion.org/web/page.aspx?refid=111

This report consist of four parts:

  1. Introduction
  2. Business cooperation and building relations by women
  3. Supporting business cooperation of women in practice
  4. Summary

 The aim of the report was to describe and evaluate the Women Resource Centre model and the Business Success Team method. Based on presented in the report research, the thesis that they form an effective system of support for business cooperation and relations between women was positively verified.

The authors also formulated three main recommendations regarding the described issues:

  • Establishing a network of WRC in Poland.
  • The organization of BST meetings, during which women receive a multi-dimensional support within the scope of their business activities.
  • Mediation in international relations between groups of women operating in the Polish WRCs and abroad.

Implementation of the proposed recommendations will certainly improve the relations and business cooperation of women in Poland.

 

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Presentation: Oral at Current Economic and Social Topics 2015, by Sandra Misiak-Kwit
See On-line Journal of Current Economic and Social Topics 2015

Submitted: 2015-11-22 18:30
Revised:   2015-12-06 10:07