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Barriers to women entrepreneurship. Different methods, different results?

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Building on research by Akehurst et al. (Serv Ind J 32:2489–2505, 2012), this study analysed internal and external factors in women entrepreneurship and linked these factors to the barriers that women face when starting businesses. To do so, two contrasting statistical techniques were used: PLS and QCA. After analysing results from each of these techniques, we observed that family duties and difficulties in obtaining financing (both internal and external) were the main factors related to barriers faced by women entrepreneurs.

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Tur-Porcar, A., Mas-Tur, A. & Belso, J.A. Barriers to women entrepreneurship. Different methods, different results?. Qual Quant 51, 2019–2034 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-016-0343-0

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Keywords

  • Women entrepreneurship
  • Barriers
  • Partial least squares (PLS)
  • Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)