Gender issues in knowledge-based entrepreneurship: Women as knowledge creators and entrepreneurs

Gender issues in knowledge-based entrepreneurship: Women as knowledge creators and entrepreneurs

All of the papers in this e-book confirm the importance of fostering entrepreneurial education among students. Entrepreneurship is crucial to boosting productivity, increasing competition and innovation, creating employment and prosperity, and revitalizing communities. A policy framework that identifies strategic themes as key drivers for economic growth, improved productivity and a wider involvement in enterprise for all is needed. These include building an enterprise culture, encouraging a more dynamic start-up market, and building the capability of small business growth.

This e-book contributes to extant literature in a number of ways. Firstly, it offers a better understanding of the relationship between sex, gender-role orientation and the decision to become an entrepreneur. Secondly, it provides an up-to-date literature review on factors that affect the success of women’s entrepreneurship at each stage of the entrepreneurial process. Thirdly, it highlights gender differences in the entrepreneurial process, specifically in the context of academic entrepreneurship in universities, and fourthly, it identifies the antecedents of entrepreneurial intentions in the case of youth beneficiaries of entrepreneurship higher education programmes and/or entrepreneurial role models.

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