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Women and Entrepreneurship

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Many countries emphasize and promote entrepreneurship as means of support and development for their economy, as it represents a crucial element for their growth, especially after situations like financial crises and economic recessions.

Entrepreneurship is also considered as the main driver of the ...

Many countries emphasize and promote entrepreneurship as means of support and development for their economy, as it represents a crucial element for their growth, especially after situations like financial crises and economic recessions.

Entrepreneurship is also considered as the main driver of the economy in both, developed and developing countries.
Despite the contributions of entrepreneurship to economic development, there still exist differences between gender with respect to entrepreneurship.
Unfortunately, women are underrepresented in the Entrepreneurial world. Moreover, since women are facing more difficulties than men to impose themselves in the world of entrepreneurship, business led by women are less likely to operate in high value-added sector with growth potential.

This difference in gender consideration regarding the world of entrepreneurship needs to change as it represents a valuable tool for countries to run their economy.

Given these difficulties and the importance of having enterprising women, it is therefore essential to analyze in depth the issue women face regarding entrepreneurship.

Previous psychological studies have examined different personality traits, social and affective factors, such as motivation and emotion, that can differ between gender and that could act as explanatory factors of the differences in entrepreneurship issues. However, a greater depth, research and updating is needed to clarify the complexity of these factors and their context at different levels of analysis.

Therefore, the objective of this Research Topic is to find why gender differences may exist in entrepreneurship from interdisciplinary psychological perspectives.

We welcome mainly empirical articles, that engage with any of the following (or related) areas of interest, focusing on understanding why women are underrepresented in entrepreneurship, though we also welcome areas that are not included below:

• Personality and social traits;
• Passion, affect, emotion, entrepreneurial orientation;
• Advancing concepts and models for measuring entrepreneurial intention;
• Curriculum and instruction;
• Family business
• Career choice;
• Social innovation;
• Technology innovation;
• Leadership;
• Policy study;
• Educational background and nature of entrepreneurial venture;
• Role of demographic factors viz., age, marital status, family size and educational background;
• Role of policies and financial support and Social support;
• Antecedents, facilitating & inhibiting factors.


Keywords: Entrepreneurial Women, Career choice, Social Innovation, Personality Factors, Entrepreneurial Intention


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