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Women’s entrepreneurship policy: a 13 nation cross-country comparison
School of Business and Economics, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9293-338X
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1756-6266, E-ISSN 1756-6274, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 206-228Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Government attention to women’s entrepreneurship has increased in the past two decades; however, there are few cross-cultural studies to inform policy development. This paper aims to draw on gender and institutional theory to report on the status of female-focused small and medium-sized enterprises/entrepreneurship policies and to ask how – and to what extent – do women’s entrepreneurship policies differ among countries?

Design/methodology/approach: A common methodological approach is used to identify gaps in the policy-practice nexus.

Findings: The study highlights countries where policy is weak but practice is strong, and vice versa.

Research limitations/implications: The study’s data were restricted to policy documents and observations of practices and initiatives on the ground.

Practical implications: The findings have implications for policy makers in respect of support for women’s entrepreneurship. Recommendations for future research are advanced.

Originality/value: The paper contributes to extant knowledge and understanding about entrepreneurship policy, specifically in relation to women’s entrepreneurship. It is also one of the few studies to use a common methodological approach to explore and compare women’s entrepreneurship policies in 13 countries. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2017. Vol. 9, no 3, p. 206-228
Keywords [en]
Feminist theory, Gender theory, Policy, Women’s entrepreneurship
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45907DOI: 10.1108/IJGE-07-2017-0036ISI: 000414753000001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85033224825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-45907DiVA, id: diva2:1351022
Available from: 2019-09-13 Created: 2019-09-13 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved

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