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Female Employment and Entrepreneurship: Career Choice Trends in Greece

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  • E. Nina-Pazarzi
  • M. Giannacourou

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A fundamental issue in entrepreneurial research is women’s vocational choice as it affects entrepreneurial intentions regarding traditional vs. nontraditional sectors. Present trends in female entrepreneurship in Greece were investigated using official national databases regarding newly registered firms. A considerable change in women’s vocational patters towards entrepreneurship was evident although traditional trends seemed to persist and the majority of newly founded female enterprises were in the service sector. However, a marked increase in the number of women who pursue careers in technical occupations points towards new directions for female employment away from traditional roles and more compatible with their personal aspirations.

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  • E. Nina-Pazarzi & M. Giannacourou, 2005. "Female Employment and Entrepreneurship: Career Choice Trends in Greece," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(3-4), pages 59-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:viii:y:2005:i:3-4:p:59-78
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