Supporting opportunities for female entrepreneurs in Jordan

Caputo, Andrea and Mehtap, Salime and Pellegrini, Massimiliano M. and Al-Refai, Reem (2016) Supporting opportunities for female entrepreneurs in Jordan. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 27 (2/3). pp. 384-409. ISSN 1476-1297

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Abstract

Female entrepreneurship in developing countries is a growing body of research that tries to address the main challenges faced in such a context. The aim of this paper is to shed some light on the real opportunities for female entrepreneurs in terms of support for their start-ups. A lack of studies with this specific focus may detach the pertinent literature from real business practice and the true conditions faced by women during the start-up process. We grounded our analysis in Jordan, a country that has received little attention, despite the fact that it has one of the liveliest entrepreneurial contexts in the Middle East. A sample of 28 institutions operating in Jordan that offer support for entrepreneurial activities were examined. This is followed by a discussion of the main implications of the initiatives dedicated to female entrepreneurs.

Keywords:female entrepreneurship, developing countries, Arab countries, Jordan, supporting initiatives for entrepreneurship, economic development, JCNotOpen
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:10 Sep 2015 09:04

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