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Female Entrepreneurs in Honduras: The Motivation Factors Behind their Decisions
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurial activity can promote economic development on a national level. Women are the most underdeveloped workforce globally. The amount of entrepreneurs is higher in developing countries, where lack of equality, education and resources most detain them from engaging economically. It is crucial to understand what motivates these entrepreneurs, more specifically women entrepreneurs, since they are so important for the development. Few studies have been done about women entrepreneurs’ motivation compared to those done about men and even more scarce are the studies done in developing countries.This study is conducted through interviews and a survey among women entrepreneurs within the PFME. The PFME is a program within the private organisation CCIT that aims to strengthen women entrepreneurs in Honduras through support and education.Push-factors are those motivation factors that come out of necessity and pull-factors are those that come out of opportunity. This study shows that the push-factors are more common among these Honduran women than among women in studies from other countries. Economic reasons and independence are among the highest ranked motivations. Further research need to be done in order to understand what affects these motivation factors on a country level and why there are differences between the motivation of women entrepreneurs in developed countries and developing countries.

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2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Development, Women, Honduras, Motivation, Factors, Female, Independence, Push, Pull, Business
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Globalization Studies Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-21770OAI: diva2:642453
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HLK, Social Studies
Available from: 2013-08-27 Created: 2013-08-18 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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