Special Issue "The Effects of Women’s Entrepreneurship Activity on Sustainable Economic Performance"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Miguel-Ángel Galindo-Martín
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Guest Editor
Department of Finance, Statistics and Economic Economy, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ronda de Toledo, 13003 Ciudad Real, Spain
Interests: Business Ethics; Monetary Economics; Entrepreneurial Economics; Economic Growth
Prof. Dr. Daniel Palacios-Marqués
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Guest Editor
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Interests: innovation knowledge; entrepreneurship; information technology
Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Méndez-Picazo
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Guest Editor
University Complutense, Spain
Interests: entrepreneurship; women’s entrepreneurship; innovation; international accounting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the past several decades, an important body of literature on entrepreneurship has arisen. Entrepreneurs use the resources that society puts in their hands to produce more or new goods and services, therefore increasing the societal welfare. Authors have also occasionally worried about the effects of entrepreneurs on economic progress, considering the role of technology and innovation on economic agents’ behavior. In these studies, depending on whether the authors considered positive or negative effects of entrepreneurship, measures have been presented that could enhance or reduce the negative effects of these activities.

On the other hand, the active participation of entrepreneurs in the working world is increasingly apparent with the consolidation of their presence in business at every level, and with the development of economic spaces where entrepreneurial groups can express their potential and creativity. This has obliged policy-makers within the global economy to consider entrepreneurship as a determining variable in any political force, not only for bodies and groups created specifically to this end, but also for any decision-making body.

In this sense, women have developed a relevant entrepreneurship activity that has had positive effects on economic growth and other economic policy objectives. However, they present some different aspects in their activity, and they must deal with some different problems from men’s entrepreneurship activities that must be analyzed—this has usually not been considered within the existing literature.

This Special Issue aims to collect up-to-date research articles that explore and examine the effects of women’s entrepreneurship on economic activity in order to achieve the main economic objectives and improve social welfare.

Prof. Dr. Miguel-Ángel Galindo-Martín
Prof. Dr. Daniel Palacios-Marqués
Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Méndez-Picazo
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • women's entrepreneurship
  • economic policies
  • growth
  • innovation
  • knowledge
  • networks
  • microcredit
  • social entrepreneurship
  • internationalization
  • finance
  • countries' experiences

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Opportunity Motivation and Growth Aspirations of Mexican Entrepreneurs: The Moderating Role of the Household Income
Sustainability 2019, 11(22), 6288; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11226288 - 08 Nov 2019
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Framed in the Theory of Planned Behavior, this work analyzes the entrepreneurial growth aspirations in efficiency-driven economies and examines the interaction effect of household income on the relationship between opportunity entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth aspirations. We propose a growth aspirations model using GEM [...] Read more.
Framed in the Theory of Planned Behavior, this work analyzes the entrepreneurial growth aspirations in efficiency-driven economies and examines the interaction effect of household income on the relationship between opportunity entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial growth aspirations. We propose a growth aspirations model using GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) data, with two explanatory variables: increased wealth and independence, and a moderating variable (household income). Hypotheses were validated with the use of hierarchical regression, and we find that that opportunity motivation is positively related to the entrepreneurial intention to expand entrepreneurial business activities. A second interesting finding of this study is that the independent effects model infers that growth aspirations are significantly related to household income. Full article
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