Journal Special Issue
Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries and in Development

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.

Table of contents
  1. 1. What Do We Know About The Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship Across Countries?
    Maria Minniti, Wim Naudé
  2. 2. Female Entrepreneurship and Economic Activity
    Maria Minniti
  3. 3. Female Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean: Characteristics, Drivers and Relationship to Economic Development
    Siri Terjesen, Jose Ernesto Amoros
  4. 4. Gendered Institutions and Cross-National Patterns of Business Creation for Men and Women
    Amanda Elam, Siri Terjesen
  5. 5. Identifying and Addressing Gender Issues in Doing Business
    Aimée Hampel-Milagrosa
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