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Adm. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 67; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8040067

Female Entrepreneurship in Perspective: A Methodological Issue

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Department of Law and Economics of productive activities, Sapienza Università di Roma, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Department of Economics and Business, Niccolò Cusano University, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Received: 23 August 2018 / Revised: 17 October 2018 / Accepted: 30 October 2018 / Published: 3 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Women in Business)
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Abstract

A methodological approach to the concept of female entrepreneurship concept has not yet been treated: is female entrepreneurship an individual or collective concept? Is it considered a social or natural variable? The purpose of this research is to clear up these alternatives, which are preparatory questions for any research into female entrepreneurship that wishes to measure its features and effects. The article starts with the proposal of an identification procedure, necessary to identifying the variables of female entrepreneurship. It proceeds by classifying the concept of female entrepreneurship into four different modes and discussing their characteristics. The originality of this research consists in its fourfold classification of the concept of female entrepreneurship, intended as a preparatory step prior to the analysis of its characteristics and measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: female entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship; economic variable classification female entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship; economic variable classification
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Paoloni, P.; Serafini, G. Female Entrepreneurship in Perspective: A Methodological Issue. Adm. Sci. 2018, 8, 67.

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