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, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE), 8 (2). pp. 65-88. ISSN 0128-7494

Abstract

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
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Dinis, Anabela
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Helms, Marilyn
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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: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE)
ISSN: 0128-7494
Volume: 8
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 65-88
Keywords: Women entrepreneurs, Portugal
Date: 2000
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11420
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