Women and entrepreneurship : a case study of Portugal / Anabela Dinis and Marilyn Helms

Dinis, Anabela and Helms, Marilyn (2000) Women and entrepreneurship : a case study of Portugal / Anabela Dinis and Marilyn Helms. Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship, 8 (2). pp. 65-88. ISSN 0128-7494


From the theoretical point of view, this study explores the mechanisms of the creation and development of business by women in Portugal. The study also compares the Portuguese entrepreneurial processes of women, where this trend is only emerging, to results obtained in other parts of the world. It explains both "why" and "how" women create and develop their businesses. Following a literature review about women entrepreneurs in Portugal, specific aspects and characteristics of their businesses, their motivations and their challenges, are discussed. Also the issue of institutional support is reviewed. At the practical level, these findings represent an indicator for politicians and officials responsible for the regional development of public support structures necessary to support entrepreneurship. This could help to maintain or improve the lines of support and adapt local development strategies to the female entrepreneur's characteristics. Finally the conditions of current women and future women entrepreneurs in Portugal is explored.


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Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Leadership in women. Women executives
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Women. Feminism
Divisions: Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship
ISSN: 0128-7494
Volume: 8
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 65-88
Item ID: 11420
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women entrepreneurs, Portugal
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11420

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