publication . Preprint . 2014

How Do Women Entrepreneurs Define Success? A Qualitative Study of Differences Among Women Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

Atsede Tesfaye Hailemariam; Brigitte Kroon;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2014
Abstract
This paper describes how women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia define success in their own terms. Semi structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 24 women entrepreneurs from various sectors in Addis Ababa. The interview formats allowed the women to tell their life history and define success in their own terms. A common stereotype is that women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia operate businesses out of necessity and therefore women measure success in terms of financial rewards than personal rewards. Despite this stereotype, the findings of this study show that differences in definition of success exist among group of women entrepreneurs. Differences are in background ...
Related Organizations

Beaver, G. (2002) Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. Pearson Education, Harlow.

Beutell, N. J .& Brenner, O. C (198) Sex differences in work values. Journal of Vocational Behavior 28:29-41

Brenner, O.C. (1986) Sex differences in work values. Journal of Vocational Behavior28: 29- 41 Brush, C.G. (1992) Research on women business owners: Past trends, a new perspective and future directions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 16(4), 5-30.

Brush, C. (2006) Women entrepreneurs: A research overview. In M.Casson, B.Yeung, A.Basu, & N.Wadeson (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of entrepreneurship (pp. 611-628) Oxford University Press. Oxford.

Buttner, E. H. and Moore, D. P. (1997) Women's Organizational Exodus to Entrepreneurship: Self-reported Motivations and Correlates with Success. Journal of Small Business Management 35(1): 34-46 [OpenAIRE]

Carter, S. (1989) The dynamics and performance of female-owned entrepreneurial firms in London, Glasgow and Nottingham. Journal of Organizational Change Management 2: 54-64.

Cliff, J.E., (1998) Does one size fit all? Exploring the relationship between attitudes towards growth, gender, and business size. Journal of Business Venturing 13 (6), 523-542. [OpenAIRE]

Cooper and Dunkelberg (1986) Entrepreneurship and paths to business ownership. Strategic Management Journal 7(1) 53-68 Stewart Jr., Wayne, Carland, Jo Ann, Carland, James, Watson, Warren, Sweo, Robert (2003) Entrepreneurial dispositions and goal orientations: a comparative exploration of United states and Russian entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Management 4 ( 1), 27-46 Still and Timms (2000) Women's business: the flexible alternative work style for women. Women in Management Review 15 ( 5/6 ) 272-282 Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (1998). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [OpenAIRE]

Woldie, A., and A. Adersua. 2004 Female entrepreneurs in a transitional economy - business women in Nigeria. International Journal of Social Economics 31: 78-93.

Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue