This paper aims to examine the role of culture and gender in female entrepreneurship. There has been a growing interest in female entrepreneurship as they represent an unrecognised engine for economic growth (Alvarez and Barney, 2013). The research problem in response for calls on research which provides insights into the role played by culture from a contextual perspective .The mainstay of this study aims to highlight the unrealized potential of informal female entrepreneurs and the subtle gender differences in treatment in Bangladesh (Nawaz, 2013). This paper is predicated on a three step approach. Firstly we examine existing literature towards understanding the role of culture in female entrepreneurship. Secondly, we draw on institutional and entrepreneurship theories towards developing a conceptual framework. Finally, we summarise by providing practical implications for enhancing female entrepreneurship while generating insights to the long standing theoretical and empirical debates on female entrepreneurship.
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jun 2017|
|Event||2nd Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference - Loughborough University London, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 15 Jun 2017 → 16 Jun 2017
|Conference||2nd Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference|
|Period||15/06/17 → 16/06/17|