Exploring the Dynamics of Women Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of UAE

Ahmed, G, Amponsah, C H and Deasi, D (2018) Exploring the Dynamics of Women Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of UAE. International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 13-24. ISSN 2165-8072

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This study explores the dynamics of women entrepreneurs in the context of the United Arab Emirates. A review of the entrepreneurial environment and female entrepreneurship in UAE was first carried out through an analysis of extant literature and the exploration of personal characteristics and motivations with data drawn from 178 female entrepreneurs. The results of factor analysis show that self-determination, desire for change, crave for family life balance, occupational f lexibility, work responsibility, career advancement, and independence were the most important attributes for women entrepreneurs. Further, the result shows that majority of female entrepreneurs are less likely to settle down with their family before they decide to become entrepreneurs. In terms of education, majority have at least secondary education and some even post-graduate qualifications. In conclusion, women entrepreneurs should not be treated as a monolithic category: rather, policies and programs to support them should begin with a diagnosis of their personal characteristics and motives aimed at strengthening pull motives that comprise a base for more viable and innovative entrepreneurial activity.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Ahmed, G ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7686-7581
All Author(s): Ahmed, G, Amponsah, C H and Deasi, D
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women entrepreneurs, personal characteristics, motivating factors, United Arab Emirates
Subjects: A Business and Management > AF Entrepreneurship
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr SUC Library
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 13:12
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 13:12
URI: https://research.skylineuniversity.ac.ae/id/eprint/244
Publisher URL: https://ijbas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Vol7n...
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