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Female entrepreneurship in developingcountries,  Barriers and Motivation: Case Study, Egypt and Brazil
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Entrepreneurship accounted by women has become important all over the world, especially in developing countries where it plays not only an economic role but a social role as well, changing communities and consequently, the whole society.

The purpose of this paper is to identify the main motivation and barriers faced by women in developing countries, especially concerning the case study, namely Brazil and Egypt. In order to accomplish that, a deep literature review has been done and ten cases were analysed from a qualitative perspective.

The main results found were that most of women in those countries are pushed into entrepreneurship rather than pulled and the main barriers are more aligned to the social context, lack of education, gender inequality issues rather than barriers related to business expertise.

We do believe that the main contribution might relies on the fact that it brings different perspectives within female entrepreneurship from two different countries.

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2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Women, entrepreneur, developing countries, Brazil, Egypt, motivation, barriers, push
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189893OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-189893DiVA: diva2:949759
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Available from: 2016-08-23 Created: 2016-07-22 Last updated: 2016-08-23Bibliographically approved

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