Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran

Microenterprise and the Informal Sector

  • Authors
  • Roksana Bahramitash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roksana Bahramitash
    Pages 1-20
  3. Roksana Bahramitash
    Pages 21-42
  4. Roksana Bahramitash
    Pages 73-100
  5. Roksana Bahramitash
    Pages 149-170
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-223

About this book


Iran is estimated to have the third largest informal sector in the MENA region a major source of income for many low-income households whose numbers are growing as sanctions tighten. Gender and Entrepreneurship in Iran provides insight into the role of informal networks in employment creation in Iran from a gender perspective. Drawing upon theories of social capital, social network, and the postcolonial feminist critique of mainstream development, this analysis sheds light on the ways in which poverty and unemployment may be tackled.


capital economy employment entrepreneur Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship network networks social capital

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