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Factors Affecting Performance of Women Entrepreneurs


  • Ena-Mary Ibeh


Entrepreneurship is the assumption of risk and responsibility in designing and implementing a business strategy or starting a business. It is common in all societies and is usually embarked upon by choice or as a last resort in economic hardship. Entrepreneurship is usually part of the informal sector in both developed and developing countries and the success rate of gender in this arm of business is dependent on a variety of factors. There are similarities in gender performance between different economies but also stark differences in their cultural and socio-economic environment.

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  • Ena-Mary Ibeh, 2009. "Factors Affecting Performance of Women Entrepreneurs," Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, Institute of Economic Sciences, issue 1-2, pages 39-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:jwejou:y:2009:i:1-2:p:39-50

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    Entrepreneurship; business strategy; informal sector; women; developed countries; developing countries;

    JEL classification:

    • B54 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Feminist Economics
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination


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