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Factors affecting the success of women entrepreneurs


The main purpose of this paper is to examine the relation that exists between the skills possessed by women entrepreneurs and their motivations, barriers and performance. Thus, on the theoretical framework we review literature some aspects that are related to the skills required of a business owner: level of education, previous occupational experience, and prior business expertise and management skills. The analysis undertaken shows that the lack of education and managerial skills of women business owners are two of the most important variables when it comes to understanding the motivations and the difficulties they have to face.

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Huarng, K., Mas-Tur, A. & Yu, T.H. Factors affecting the success of women entrepreneurs. Int Entrep Manag J 8, 487–497 (2012).

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