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Women and entrepreneurship: an alluring or luring option


Mahadeo, JD and Dusoye, IC and Aujayeb-Rogbeer, A, Women and entrepreneurship: an alluring or luring option, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 25, (3) pp. 351-371. ISSN 1741-8054 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJESB.2015.069701


Female entrepreneurship has caught greater attention in the last years in light of tangible evidence of the significance of innovative business formation for economic growth (Mordi et al., 2010). The objectives of the study are two-fold: 1) to identify the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs; 2) to determine the gap (if any) that exists between their male counterparts. The disparities spotted were in terms of the nature, sector and propensity of growth of businesses which male and female entrepreneurs opted for. The challenges behind the need to start a small business is different for male and female entrepreneurs, these constitute the reasons why they differ. One important theme which was common to both genders was family and was articulated as being higher than the self by both men and women. It can be concluded that in Mauritius, the gap between male and female entrepreneurs remain the fundamental issue within the entrepreneurship domain to be tackled with by the authorities. On the other hand, the facilities provided by governmental and private institutions are similar, but in the subtle reality women are treated in another way.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:female entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs, gender gap, challenges, Mauritius
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Mahadeo, JD (Dr Brinda Mahadeo)
ID Code:132850
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2019-05-23
Last Modified:2019-07-30

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