Empowerment, place and entrepreneurship

Women in the Global South

Authored by: Haya Al-Dajani , Susan Marlow

The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415631761
eBook ISBN: 9780203096512
Adobe ISBN: 9781136218620


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Despite the rapid growth and development within entrepreneurship research, prominent and influential enquiry remains embedded within a male, US/Eurocentric perspective (Brush et al. 2009). However, challenges to the male dominance of this perspective (Ahl 2006; Ahl and Marlow 2012; Bruni et al. 2004; Carter et al. 2007; Greene et al. 2001; McAdam 2013) are gaining wider recognition and increasing acceptance. However, the US/Eurocentric perspective remains evident such that approximately 80 per cent of all academic publications reflect the Anglo-Saxon culture (Kariv 2013). Indeed, Aidis et al. (2007), Hughes et al. (2012), and Al-Dajani and Marlow (2013a, 2013b), amongst others, suggest that future research regarding the influence of gender upon women’s business ownership must acknowledge contextual diversity if it is to progress.

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