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dc.contributor.authorSequeira, Jennifer; Gibbs, SherRhonda; Juma, Normaen_US
dc.dateFebruary 2010en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-02T14:38:42Z
dc.date.available2014-11-10en_US
dc.date.available2018-11-02T14:38:42Z
dc.identifier.otherSchool of Business Working Paper Series; No.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://wuir.washburn.edu/handle/10425/343
dc.description.abstractAlthough the body of literature on women entrepreneurs is relatively small when compared to that of men, the majority of articles that have focused on women entrepreneurs and issues surrounding them have focused on women in developed countries. Few studies place emphasis on women entrepreneurs in developing countries. This paper explores the relationship between individual entrepreneurial characteristics, the entrepreneurial environment and women's business success in developing countries. Barriers to entrepreneurship and venture success such as prohibitive cultural norms and values, limited property rights, and lack of government support are among the various obstacles that women face. We use a sample of 403 women entrepreneurs from six developing countries: Argentina, Brazil, Hungary, India, Mexico, and South Africa. We focus on these countries because they represent distinct regions and diverse cultures. This paper blends country level data from the Index of Economic Freedom and the World Bank and individual level data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor to explore the business environments of these developing countries and their possible relationship with business success. We also look at the barriers that may exist for women business owners in these countries and explore their relationship with business success. Initial results indicate that certain individual factors (i.e. knowing an entrepreneur, household income), entrepreneurial environment, financial and governmental barriers all play a role in venture success for women entrepreneurs in developing countries.en_US
dc.format.mediumPDFen_US
dc.language.isoEngen_US
dc.publisherWashburn University, School of Businessen_US
dc.subjectWomen-owned business enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectBusinesswomenen_US
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen_US
dc.subjectWomen entrepreneursen_US
dc.titleIndividual and Environmental Factors Contributing to Women's Venture Success in Developing Countries: An Exploratory Analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US
washburn.identifier.cdm53en_US
washburn.identifier.oclc554912455en_US
washburn.source.locationen_US


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