Women's ICT-Based Enterprise Case Sketch Competition
I would like to invite you to submit a case sketch of a women's
ICT-based enterprise from a developing country.
To provide some incentive/reward for efforts, those cases
submitted by March 10 will be judged on the basis of their
knowledge-building value, and the authors of the best
four cases will each receive a £300 payment. The case may
then be used in a handbook about women's ICT-based
A summary of the required format can be found at the end of
this message. The full format can be found under "Recent
Resources" at the following URL (you might have to 'Join' (top
right of screen) to view):
Cases should be submitted by email to:
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If you have any questions about the competition or case
formats, do please contact me.
IDPM, University of Manchester, UK
The "Developing ICT-Based Enterprise for Poor Women"
project is coordinated by the University of Manchester's
Institute for Development Policy and Management. The
project is funded by the UK Department for International
Development as part of its "Knowledge and Research"
SUMMARY FORMAT FOR WOMEN'S ICT-BASED
ENTERPRISE CASE SKETCH
This is a summary; there are fuller details in the full case
1a. Enterprise Basics: the name, location, start date and brief
history of the enterprise (including initial finance source).
Include a photograph.
1b. Enterprise Activity: what work does the enterprise do and
who are its main customers?
1c. Enterprise ICT: list the phone, hardware and software ICTs
used by the enterprise.
2a. Women Members: explain who the core women members
of the enterprise are (e.g. owner, manager, key full-time staff)
and what they do.
2b. Other Staff: explain how many other staff there are, what
they do, how many are men/women, and how many are full-
3a. Enterprise Current Data: list the total no. of staff, value of
sales, volume of sales and profit/loss in 2004.
3b. Enterprise Comparison: state how the no. of staff and value
of sales changed from 2002 to 2004.
3c. Monthly Data: state current monthly income and
expenditure with a breakdown of key items; give details of any
external financial subsidy/assistance provided.
4a. Success Factors: list up to three factors that have helped
success or survival of the enterprise.
4b. Main Benefits: list up to three main benefits that women
involved have obtained; one of these should state the monthly
wages/income the individual women receive.
4c. Main Negative Impacts/Risks: list up to three main negative
impacts that women involved have experienced (or risks they
4d. Management Good Practices: list up to three good
management practices the women feel they have used.
4e. Main Challenges: list up to three main challenges the
women face in running this ICT-based enterprise.
5. Authorship: give details of yourself, your contact details,
your relationship to the enterprise, and how you got the data for
this case sketch.
Submit case by 10 March 2005 to: [log in to unmask]