Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics

New Perspectives, Practices, and Policies

  • Miguel-Angel Galindo
  • Domingo Ribeiro

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 1000)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Domingo Ribeiro, Miguel-Ángel Galindo
    Pages 1-5
  3. Women’s Economic Thought

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Miguel-Ángel Galindo, Domingo Ribeiro, Juan José Rubio
      Pages 9-19
  4. Women’s Entrepreneurship, Policies and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Miguel-Ángel Galindo, María Teresa Méndez
      Pages 23-33
    3. Sahar Bahmani, Francisco Escribano Sotos, Isabel Pardo García
      Pages 35-52
    4. Maria M. Benavides-Espinosa, Antonia Mohedano-Suanes
      Pages 53-71
    5. Kerstin Ettl, Friederike Welter
      Pages 73-88
    6. Joaquín Aldás-Manzano, Clara Martínez-Fuentes, Manuela Pardo-del-Val
      Pages 89-108
    7. Roberto Espíritu-Olmos, Miguel Angel Sastre-Castillo
      Pages 111-124
  5. Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Edward Nissan, Inmaculada Carrasco, María-Soledad Castaño
      Pages 125-142
    3. Francisco R. Rodríguez, Víctor M. González-Sánchez, Susana de los Ríos Sastre
      Pages 143-165
    4. Jorge Alberto Gámez-Gutiérrez, José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez
      Pages 169-179
  6. Other Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Marta Peris-Ortiz, Daniel Palacios-Marqués, Carlos Rueda-Armengot
      Pages 181-189
    3. Rosa María González-Tirados
      Pages 191-209
    4. Marie-Claire Malo, Inmaculada Buendía-Martínez, Martine Vézina
      Pages 211-224
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 225-230

About this book


Over the past century, an extensive literature has developed, exploring the impact of entrepreneurship on economic performance.  The active participation of entrepreneurs in virtually all aspects of business and economic activity has obliged policy makers within the global economy to consider entrepreneurship as a determining variable in any political force, not only for bodies and groups created specifically to this end, but also for any decision-making body.  To this end, specific actions promoting  entrepreneurship have already been established around the world. 

However, the particular dynamics of entrepreneurship by women present unique opportunities and challenges.  The women’s perspective has often been overlooked in research, practice, and policymaking, and yet yields rich insights and implications.  This volume features research from an international array of authors, global data, and in-depth analysis of women’s entrepreneurial activity in Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada, to shed light on the positive impact of women’s entrepreneurship on economic growth and development.  The first part covers a broad range of concepts relating to the history and context of the female economic perspective.  The second part focuses on performance and success factors, with respect to such issues as innovation, social needs, and entrepreneurial orientation.  The third part addresses issues of financing, including discussion of access to capital, microcredit, and entrepreneurial behavior.  The fourth part considers additional topics, such as work-family balance and access to education.  Together, the chapters offer new perspectives on the unique characteristics of women entrepreneurs and their contributions to economic development in theory, practice, and policymaking. 



Entrepreneurial behavior Entrepreneurial finance Entrepreneurial performance Entrepreneurial research Entrepreneurship Gender and business New Business creation Women entrepreneurs Women in business

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel-Angel Galindo
    • 1
  • Domingo Ribeiro
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain
  2. 2.Fac. EconomiaUniversidad de ValenciaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1292-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1293-9
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