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A Methodological Problem Associated with Researching Women Entrepreneurs

Beatrice E. Avolio
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Beatrice E. Avolio: CENTRUM Católica

Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education, 2011, issue 1-2, 9-25

Abstract: This article highlights one of the most significant methodological problems of researching women entrepreneurs and understanding the female entrepreneurial experience, which is related to the definition of what is a women entrepreneur. The article outlines the state of research on women entrepreneurs, presents the diverse definitions used in research, conceptualizes the different aspects related to the definition of a woman entrepreneur, and proposes future directions for developing research on women as entrepreneurs.

Keywords: Women entrepreneurs; entrepreneurial activity; employment; self -employment; methodological problem (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B54 L26 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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