Why Women Enter into Entrepreneurship? An Emerging Conceptual Framework Based on the Peruvian Case

Avolio, Beatrice (2012) Why Women Enter into Entrepreneurship? An Emerging Conceptual Framework Based on the Peruvian Case. Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (3-4). pp. 43-63. ISSN 1821-1283

[img] Text
12_jwe_3-4_3.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (172kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

The study identifies the various reasons why women become entrepreneurs, considering their life cycle and the factors that have encouraged them, using the qualitative paradigm based on case studies of twenty-four women entrepreneurs in Peru. The research identified six profiles according to the different routes by which women choose entrepreneurship: Young Women with Employment Options, Growing Women with External Constraints, Consolidated Women with a Trunked Career, Natural Young Women, Growing Women, and Consolidated Professional Women. The findings proposed that women entrepreneurs are not a homogeneous group, considering a sole dimension to understand why women become entrepreneurs is an inadequate simplification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, entrepreneurs, motivation, entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2016 16:02
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 16:02
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/503

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item