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UNU-WIDER Article: What Do We Know About The Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries?

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What Do We Know About The Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries?

In this article we provide an introduction to the papers in the special section of this edition of the European Journal of Development Research. We start by framing the challenges posed by female entrepreneurship to the research community, note some of the findings in the literature pertaining to the cross-national understanding of female entrepreneurship, and review the existing literature on the role and experience of female entrepreneurs in developing countries. Despite progress in understanding the motivations, constraints and issues that confront female entrepreneurs, there is still substantial scope for further research. We then discuss four papers that advance this research agenda.
Publisher:
European Journal of Development Research
Journal:
European Journal of Development Research Vol. 22
Title:
What Do We Know About The Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries?
Authors:
Journal article by Maria Minniti and Wim Naudé
Publication date:
May 2010
Copyright holder:
© Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright year:
2010
Project:
Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity

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