When a woman decides to become an ‘entrepreneur,’ she starts her business with a sense of excitement, freedom, wealth, happiness, prestige; however, these feelings can soon turn to fears over debt, difficulties, unpaid invoices, stress, and uncertainty.

Being an entrepreneur means taking risks, making decisions, adapting management styles in line with developmental needs, clashing with rivals, being more agile than competitors, negotiating risky scenarios, following business trends, capturing new opportunities before, and being better than the competition.

If a woman wants to be successful as an entrepreneur, she needs to have a business education, undergo continued professional development, and have patience and emotional intelligence.

Supporting women in their entrepreneurial activities has been shown to positively affect the economy, which is why governments pay special attention to opening new funding opportunities and training programs for women who want to start or develop a business. Female entrepreneurship has individual characteristics because of those aspects of the business which are affected by cultural, technological, legislative, social, and historical developments. This book discusses the relationship between female entrepreneurship and the economy, and academic authors from developing countries such as Brazil, Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, Portugal, and Malaysia analyze the developments encompassing women and entrepreneurship in their respective countries.

The authors discuss the regulatory frameworks of each country to show how these either help or hinder female entrepreneurship, and consequently, the place of women in the economy.

Women and entrepreneurship is an emerging theme, and this book is a must-read for researchers from both developing and developed countries.

chapter |6 pages

The role of academician in women entrepreneurship

ByLiliane Segura, Kıymet Tunca Çalıyurt

part 1|62 pages

Regulations and institutions on women entrepreneurship and economy in the world

chapter 1|17 pages

Community engagement activities as relationship marketing practices

The Sarawak women entrepreneurs context
ByCarolina Sandra Giang, Gluma Saban, Corina Joseph, Roshima Said

chapter 2|25 pages

(Wo)Men workers and unions in Turkey

The reproduction of gender
BySeyhan Bilir Guler, Ilke Oruc, Pinar Keles

chapter 3|18 pages

Women in business and management

Case study of Kosovo
ByArtë Kastrati, Samire Sahiti

part 2|68 pages

Women entrepreneurship

chapter 4|17 pages

Modateca social FCAP

Apprehending entrepreneurship
ByIzabele Barros, Ana Rita Valverde Peroba, Maria do Livramento Aguiar, Nayade Kennedy Sales dos Santos

chapter 5|9 pages

Challenges faced by female entreprenuers 1

ByDafina D. Abdullahu

chapter 6|30 pages

Women entrepreneurship – source for livelihood opportunities in rural areas of Kosovo and in Bulgaria

ByDiana Kopeva, Nikolay Shterev, Ekrem Gjokaj, Kapllan Halimi

chapter 7|10 pages

Female entrepreneurs

An analysis of the entrepreneurial profile of female university students at the Federal University of Alagoas – UFAL
ByIbsen Mateus Bittencourt, Jade Demettino, Caio Venâncio de Araújo, Eraldo Souza, João Batista

part 3|64 pages

Learning and choosing type of entrepreneurship

chapter 8|12 pages

Female entrepreneurs in the generation of high-impact business in the State of Alagoas

ByIbsen Mateus Bittencourt, Angelo Antônio Martins, Nilson Leão, Jade Demettino, Caio Venâncio de Araújo

chapter 9|11 pages

Some thoughts on leadership and entrepreneurial education of Brazilian women

ByMary Rosane Ceroni, Berenice Carpigiani, Maria Elisa Pereira Lopes, Ana Maria Porto Castanheira

chapter 10|8 pages

Kosovo women’s role in the development of local business

ByHamdi Shaban Hoti, Bekim Berisha

chapter 11|11 pages

Gender inequality in higher education and employment in developing countries

Evidence from Kosovo
ByLuljeta Aliu, But Dedaj, Mjellma Carabregu Vokshi

chapter 12|21 pages

The role of women in construction of sustainable and social entrepreneurship

ByMicilvânia Pereira de Araújo, Micilane Pereira de Araújo, Lígia de Araújo Sarmento, Emanuel Leite