Women's entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe

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In many regions of the developing world, women are known to be the driving force supporting the livelihoods of their families, relatives and even communities. Therefore, understanding their socio–economic activities in the developing world is crucial. From that perspective, this chapter provides insights into women entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe. It also touches on the African entrepreneurship context and positions women entrepreneurship in a positive light contrary to the traditional approach of in which the focus is often on its obstacles and restrictions. In that context, the chapter narrates how women entrepreneurship has evolved in Zimbabwe. Moreover, it spotlights the economic activities of women involved in cross–border trading as well as the environment ‘ecosystems’ that shapes their entrepreneurial actions in the Southern African nation. These reflective insights generate unique knowledge with profound implications for country strategies, policy making, and women entrepreneurship business practices towards the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa
Subtitle of host publicationHistorical Framework, Ecosystem, and Future Perspectives for the Region
EditorsMarina Dabić, Léo-Paul Dana, Dina Modestus Nziku, Veland Ramadani
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN (Print)9783030989651
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameContributions to Management Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)1431-1941
ISSN (Electronic)2197-716X


  • women entrepreneurship
  • socio-economic
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • government initiatives
  • cross-border trading
  • SADC
  • Zimbabwe


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