Understanding Women's Entrepreneurship in a Gendered Context: Influences and Restraints

Shumaila Yousafzai (Editor), Alain Fayolle (Editor), Saadat Saeed (Editor), Colette Henry (Editor), Adam Lindgreen (Editor)

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Women entrepreneurs are indeed a formidable force of economic growth and social change, though we still often question the "how" and "why." For the readers who seek to understand the spectrum of gender influences in the context of entrepreneurship, Understanding Women’s Entrepreneurship in a Gendered Context: Influences and Restraints widens the contextual focus of women’s entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship research by providing powerful insights into the influences and restraints within a diverse set of gendered contexts including social, political, institutional, religious, patriarchal, cultural, family and economic, in which female entrepreneurs around the world operate their businesses. From recognition of a seventh-century businesswoman in Mecca to the construction of a gendered scientific Business Model Canvas, this collection of studies will inspire readers to think differently about theory, patriarchy, trade systems, adoption or transformation and strategies to create inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. In doing so, the contributing authors demonstrate not only the importance of studying the contexts in which women’s entrepreneurial activities are shaped, but also how female entrepreneurs, through their endeavours, modify these contexts. This book will be of great value to scholars, students and researchers interested in women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems, gender hierarchy and the transition to gender equality. It was originally published as a special issue of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages186
ISBN (Print)9780367688790, 9780367688806
ISBN (Electronic)9781003139454
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

The chapters in this book was originally published in "Entrepreneurship & Regional Development", volume 31, issue 3-4 (2019).

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