Women Entrepreneurs in Korea

  • Ji-Hye Park
  • Hyunok Ryu
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Women entrepreneurs have recently been receiving public attention in Korea as it is considered that women’s entrepreneurship development has enormous potential not only in empowering women, but also in helping the country strengthen its economic position. The number of women entrepreneurs is growing in Korea; however, it is still far lower than those of other countries, and the discrepancy in the ratio of women-to-men entrepreneurs is noticeable. To provide suggestions for future research and public policies with regard to the development of women’s entrepreneurship in Korea, Chap. 9 reviews definitions of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in Korea, the relationship of entrepreneurship to leadership, the status of women entrepreneurs in Korea, research on Korean women entrepreneurs, the Korean government’s support and its effectiveness, and three cases of Korean women entrepreneurs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ji-Hye Park
    • 1
  • Hyunok Ryu
    • 2
  1. 1.Kookmin UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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