Drawing on the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a frame of reference, this new edition of Female Entrepreneurship Women’s Entrepreneurship – continues to challenge contemporary assumptions regarding who or what is an entrepreneur. It draws upon relevant literature and research to enable research-led teaching delivery and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of women’s entrepreneurship and a solid foundation from which they can pursue further studies.

Informative but concise, Women’s Entrepreneurship covers key concepts, issues, themes and approaches and provides useful suggested topics for debate. Updates include a revised chapter on Emerging Technologies and Women’s Entrepreneurship, which explores digital entrepreneurship and cyberfeminism. Contextualisation of Women’s Entrepreneurship acknowledges the broader contextual influences on women’s entrepreneurship. Finally, two new chapters have been added looking at The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy. International case studies explore the socio-economic context for women’s entrepreneurship in regional, national and international economies. Pedagogy to aid learning is incorporated throughout, including learning outcomes, boxes to highlight key research insights and best practice as well as discussion points and activities.

This book is important supplementary reading on entrepreneurship, small business management and women's and gender studies courses – it will prove particularly useful to women moving towards starting their own business as well as postgraduate students researching the topic for the first time.

chapter 1|6 pages

Setting the Scene

chapter 2|9 pages

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

chapter 4|9 pages

Women's Entrepreneurship Policy

chapter 5|10 pages

Entrepreneurship as Gendered

chapter 6|14 pages

Feminist Methodological Approaches

chapter 8|9 pages

Non-financial Entrepreneurial Capital

chapter 9|10 pages

Financing Women-Owned Businesses

chapter 12|17 pages


Exploring Future Research Agendas in the Field of Gender and Entrepreneurship By Professor Susan Marlow