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Zlatkov Cvetković, Marina, 2015. Women entrepreneurship in Serbia : a qualitative study of the perceived enabling factors for the female entrepreneurship. Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics

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The thesis report is about women entrepreneurship in Serbia – how it looks like to be a female entrepreneur, what the perceived enabling factors are and what need to be changed to increase women entrepreneurship in Serbia.
The study is based on the theories of gender and entrepreneurship as a foundation for the literature review and analysis of the empirical data. The empirical study consists of eleven semi-structured interviews with Serbian females entrepreneurs. Interviews aiming to illustrate perceived enabling factors for the female entrepreneurship and driving factors linked to business start-up and. Female entrepreneurship seen through the glasses of gender theory and gender contracts shed a light upon the different position of males and females entrepreneurs. With a hope that illustration of the gender aspects in entrepreneurship would raise awareness and further investigation of gender related differences.
The main conclusion based on the literature review and empirical illustrations is that comprehensive measures are needed in order to increase women entrepreneurship. Policy makers, representatives of banks, experts, and NGO’s must work together in order to encourage and support female entrepreneurship in Serbia. Specific measures need to introduce credit lines for females, guarantee funds establishment and launch of business incubators.
Furthermore, alarming on women inequality requires changes in the traditional role of women and making “invisible” female “visible”.

Main title:Women entrepreneurship in Serbia
Subtitle:a qualitative study of the perceived enabling factors for the female entrepreneurship
Authors:Zlatkov Cvetković, Marina
Supervisor:Karantininis, Konstantinos
Examiner:Hakelius, Karin
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:911
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:NM005 Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:gender, entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4146
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4146
Subjects:Economics and management
Language:English
Deposited On:27 Feb 2015 11:19
Metadata Last Modified:27 Feb 2015 11:19

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