A Methodological Problem Associated with Researching Women Entrepreneurs

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Beatrice E. Avolio (2011)
  • Journal: Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (pp: 9-25)
  • Subject: Women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial activity, employment, self -employment, methodological problem
    • jel: jel:B54 | jel:L26 | jel:J64

This article highlights one of the most significant methodological problems of researching women entrepreneurs and understanding the female entrepreneurial experience, which is related to the definition of what is a women entrepreneur. The article outlines the state of research on women entrepreneurs, presents the diverse definitions used in research, conceptualizes the different aspects related to the definition of a woman entrepreneur, and proposes future directions for developing research on women as entrepreneurs.
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