Success in Agriculture: A Gendered Perspective of Social Networks

Existing empirical studies have examined gender differences in network strength and diversity (Huang & Aaltio, 2014; Robinson & Stubberud, 2011) and have found that women are more likely to have narrower, stronger ties and are less likely to receive benefits from their networks that favour their business success. Additionally, in terms of network resources, research suggests that women are more likely to be affiliated with less-‐ resource rich associations and institutions (Davidsson, 2003; Lin, 2001). In this study, we examined the social networks of individuals within the agriculture sector specifically as a way of understanding how social connections inform career progression in this industry.

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