Riding the wave: understanding the context of female entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Kingsley Obi Omeihe, Sarfraz Ahmed Dakhan, Mohammad Saud Khan, Veronika Gustafsson, Isaac Oduro Amoako

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Abstract

To date, most of the literature on female entrepreneurship reveals a paucity of research on developing market contexts. The authors build on this to establish the constraining challenges and barriers faced by Pakistani women entrepreneurs. In this chapter, they adopt the perspective of institutional logics as a particular reference point due to its influence in shaping entrepreneurial action. The choice of adopting a contextual approach also aims to highlight differences to Western models where institutional frameworks are perceived to be more benign. The case study of Pakistani women entrepreneurs therefore presents an interesting evidence for examining the complexities of women entrepreneurship. Within the remit of this chapter, the goal is to elucidate the uniqueness of Pakistani women entrepreneurs as influenced by its institutional context. It is expected that the findings from this study will contribute to new knowledge and have practical and policy implications for enhancing women entrepreneurship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy
EditorsFlorica Tomos, Naresh Kumar, Nick Clifton, Denis Hyams-Ssekasi
PublisherIdea Group Inc
Chapter2
Pages20-39
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781522574804
ISBN (Print)9781522574798, 1522574794, 9781522586425
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

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Women entrepreneurs
Female entrepreneurship
Pakistan
Women's entrepreneurship
Policy implications
Institutional framework
Uniqueness
Institutional context
Institutional logics
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Keywords

  • female entrepreneurship
  • Institutional Logics
  • Pakistan
  • Context
  • Culture

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Omeihe, K. O., Dakhan, S. A., Khan, M. S., Gustafsson, V., & Amoako, I. O. (2019). Riding the wave: understanding the context of female entrepreneurship in Pakistan. In F. Tomos, N. Kumar, N. Clifton, & D. Hyams-Ssekasi (Eds.), Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy (pp. 20-39). Idea Group Inc. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7479-8.ch002
Omeihe, Kingsley Obi ; Dakhan, Sarfraz Ahmed ; Khan, Mohammad Saud ; Gustafsson, Veronika ; Amoako, Isaac Oduro. / Riding the wave : understanding the context of female entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy. editor / Florica Tomos ; Naresh Kumar ; Nick Clifton ; Denis Hyams-Ssekasi. Idea Group Inc, 2019. pp. 20-39
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Riding the wave : understanding the context of female entrepreneurship in Pakistan. / Omeihe, Kingsley Obi; Dakhan, Sarfraz Ahmed; Khan, Mohammad Saud; Gustafsson, Veronika; Amoako, Isaac Oduro.

Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy. ed. / Florica Tomos; Naresh Kumar; Nick Clifton; Denis Hyams-Ssekasi. Idea Group Inc, 2019. p. 20-39.

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Omeihe KO, Dakhan SA, Khan MS, Gustafsson V, Amoako IO. Riding the wave: understanding the context of female entrepreneurship in Pakistan. In Tomos F, Kumar N, Clifton N, Hyams-Ssekasi D, editors, Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy. Idea Group Inc. 2019. p. 20-39 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7479-8.ch002