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The role of the entrepreneurial-oriented university in stimulating women entrepreneurship

Xue, Yitong (2018) The role of the entrepreneurial-oriented university in stimulating women entrepreneurship.

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Abstract:The objective of this paper is to investigate the main obstacles that are faced by (potential) women entrepreneurs, and how entrepreneurial universities stimulate women entrepreneurship through their various entrepreneurial offerings. Based on preliminary research on existing literature, there are three main entrepreneurial practices that significantly facilitate women entrepreneurship: entrepreneurial education, entrepreneurial climate and the networking capability of a university. A quantitative research study, focused on the female perspective, has been conducted in the form of a questionnaire with a sample size of 106 valid respondents. The results firstly identified the most concerned issues by women in entrepreneurship which are: financial problems, finding the right contact, and combining work and family life. Secondly, the results revealed that the entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial climate of the university are positively encouraging the development of women entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, the results did not discover any significant relationship between the networking capability of a university and the entrepreneurial intention among female students. Possible reasons of the results have been discussed in this paper as well. Lastly, a guideline on how to effectively stimulate women entrepreneurship in the entrepreneurial university has been developed and explained in detail.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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