Entrepreneurship, Gender, and Disability: An Emerging Economy Perspective

Nawreen Sobhan*, Subodha Galahitiyawa

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Entrepreneurship is a multifaceted phenomenon, which is one of the important factors in economic development and poverty alleviation of any developed and transition economy. In the last decade, entrepreneurship has been recognised as an important mechanism for economic development across international boundaries, especially in developing countries (Acs et al., 2021; Wiklund, et al., 2011). This book shall provide a wide-ranging overview of entrepreneurship gender and disability from an emerging economy perspective and benefit a wide audience such as educators across many academic fields and taught disciplines, relevant stakeholders and policymakers within local, national and international government or educational forums. The methodology adopted consists of both qualitative and quantitative. The findings of this study are presented under two primary themes: Entrepreneurship and gender and entrepreneurship and disability. Several subthemes emerged under each main theme, such as cultural, social and gender discrimination, social networking, policy and gender, education work experienced by disabled entrepreneurs, challenges experienced by entrepreneurs, motivational aspects, etc. The book offers several implications for policymakers to include entrepreneurs' accounts when developing new policies. The findings of the book has made significant contributions to the body of knowledge by providing a comprehensive and considerable insight into the dynamic experiences of entrepreneurs embedded in the socio-cultural and socio-economic context of emerging economies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 4 Jan 2024


  • entrepreneurship
  • gender
  • disability
  • emerging economy


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