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Female Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean: Characteristics, Drivers and Relationship to Economic Development

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  • Siri Terjesen

    (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington)

  • José Ernesto Amorós

    () (Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile.)

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This article explores female entrepreneurial activities in 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Specifically, we explore the following research questions: What percentage of the female and male Latin American populations is involved in opportunity- and necessity-based entrepreneurial activities? And what quality of institutions is associated with female entrepreneurial activity opportunity and necessity rates? We comment on the impact of female entrepreneurship on economic development and conclude with implications for policy, practice and future research.Cet article explore les activités entrepreneuriales des femmes dans treize pays d’Amérique latine: l’Argentine, la Bolivie, le Brésil, le Chili, la Colombie, la République dominicaine, l’Équateur, la Jamaïque, le Mexique, le Pérou, le Porto Rico, l’Uruguay et le Venezuela. Plus précisément, nous soulevons les questions de recherche suivantes: quels sont les pourcentages de femmes et d’hommes qui sont engagés dans des activités d’entreprenariat de nécessité et d’opportunité? Quelle est la qualité des institutions associée aux taux d’entrepreneuriat de nécessité et d’opportunité parmi les femmes? Nous examinons l’impact de l’entreprenariat féminin sur le développement économique et ses implications en termes de politiques, pratiques et de recherches futures.

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  • Siri Terjesen & José Ernesto Amorós, 2010. "Female Entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean: Characteristics, Drivers and Relationship to Economic Development," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 22(3), pages 313-330, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:eurjdr:v:22:y:2010:i:3:p:313-330
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    1. Saul Estrin & Tomasz Mickiewicz, 2011. "Institutions and female entrepreneurship," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 37(4), pages 397-415, November.
    2. Pinazo-Dallenbach, Pablo & Mas-Tur, Alicia & Lloria, Begoña, 2016. "Using high-potential firms as the key to achieving territorial development," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 69(4), pages 1412-1417.
    3. Jorge, Velilla, 2017. "Feminization of entrepreneurship in developing countries? Evidence from GEM data," MPRA Paper 79997, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Saskia Vossenberg, 2013. "Women Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries: What explains the gender gap in entrepreneurship and how to close it?," Working Papers 2013/08, Maastricht School of Management.
    5. Antonin Ricard & Ekaterina Pennec & Emmanuelle Reynaud, 2016. "Representation as a driver of internationalization: The case of a singular Russian SME," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 96-120, March.
    6. Sara Poggesi & Michela Mari & Luisa Vita, 2016. "What’s new in female entrepreneurship research? Answers from the literature," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Springer, vol. 12(3), pages 735-764, September.
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    8. David Urbano & Sebastian Aparicio & Victor Querol, 2016. "Social progress orientation and innovative entrepreneurship: an international analysis," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(5), pages 1033-1066, December.
    9. De Vita, Luisa & Mari, Michela & Poggesi, Sara, 2014. "Women entrepreneurs in and from developing countries: Evidences from the literature," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 451-460.
    10. Mas-Tur, Alicia & Pinazo, Pablo & Tur-Porcar, Ana María & Sánchez-Masferrer, Manuel, 2015. "What to avoid to succeed as an entrepreneur," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 68(11), pages 2279-2284.
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    12. Siri A. Terjesen, 2016. "Conditions for high-potential female entrepreneurship," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 255-255, April.
    13. Claudia Álvarez & David Urbano & José Amorós, 2014. "GEM research: achievements and challenges," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 445-465, March.

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