Special Issue "Women Entrepreneurs in the New Era: Trends and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 March 2022) | Viewed by 5393
Interests: women entrepreneurs’ strategies; women entrepreneurs’ finance; women entrepreneurs’ context
This Special Issue aims to shed light on the new challenges women entrepreneurs are about to face in the post-COVID-19 world.
The most recent data still highlight the undoubtedly quantifiable relevance of women-led firms and of women entrepreneurs worldwide; accordingly, over the years, a great number of national and supranational organizations have pointed out their pivotal role for economic and sustainable growth, for job creation, and for achieving gender equality and reducing poverty. Therefore, today more than ever it is urgent not only to consolidate research on traditional women’s’ entrepreneurship issues, but also to encourage research in new and underinvestigated areas, in order to provide proper knowledge of the main challenges to women entrepreneurs, women who aim to become entrepreneurs, and to policy makers.
Hence, this Special Issue aims to offer a collection of theoretical, review, and empirical (qualitative or quantitative) papers covering the new frontiers of women’s’ entrepreneurship. Thus, topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- COVID-19: The COVID-19 crisis has tremendously impacted entrepreneurship worldwide. Over the last months, entrepreneurial ecosystems have worked hard to support entrepreneurs and, specifically, women entrepreneurs. Now it is time to analyze the effects of the pandemic and the results of the political actions in developed as well as in less-developed countries. At the same time, it is important to analyze how women have experienced the crisis and managed it, but also, in line with this, the directions that women entrepreneurs are now undertaking.
- Sustainable business solutions: due to the economic, social, and political changes we have witnessed in the last months, sustainable entrepreneurship seems to be the key for the restart. According to the classical studies on women’s’ entrepreneurship, women can be relevant actors in this mindset change, but research is needed.
- The role of context: how a single country’s specificities—i.e., normative, cultural, political, cultural, cognitive, and social—affect women’s decision to start and grow a business, as well as their firms’ survival and success.
- The intertwinement among innovation, gender, and entrepreneurship: at present, the vast majority of women-owned firms are still largely established in low-added-value and low-technology-based sectors. Therefore, research on innovation in women-owned firms still lags behind. However, as this intertwinement is considered a boost in the socio-economic development of developed and emerging economies, more attention is needed to understand it.
Prof. Sara Poggesi
Prof. Michela Mari
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