What are the antecedents of women’s entrepreneurial orientation?
Gina Santos (),
Carla S. Marques () and
Additional contact information
Gina Santos: University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Carla S. Marques: University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2018, vol. 14, issue 4, No 3, 807-821
Abstract This study seeks to identify the antecedents of women’s entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and exploring what possible relationships that may exist between them. The research focuses on women entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs in a quantitative perspective whose methodology consisted of the collection of primary data through a survey distributed to women in Portugal. After structural equation modelling was applied, the results suggested that recognition of opportunities influences EO. This influence is expressed both directly and indirectly through training in management and entrepreneurial skills. These findings led to the conclusion that policies promoting training for community members, in general, need to be rethought and policies need to emphasise training in management that enhances entrepreneurial skills, thereby increasing the proliferation of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship education and training should be promoted from basic education onwards in order to develop entrepreneurial skills from an early age. Prior to this study, the relationships between opportunity recognition, management training and entrepreneurial skills have never been studied in relation to women.
Keywords: Women entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurial orientation; Opportunity recognition; Training and entrepreneurial skills (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11365-017-0481-4 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:intemj:v:14:y:2018:i:4:d:10.1007_s11365-017-0481-4
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... urship/journal/11365
Access Statistics for this article
International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal is currently edited by Salvador Roig
More articles in International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().