Women Entrepreneurship In Nigeria Drivers, Barriers And Coping Strategies

NWACHUKWU, Chijioke and FADEYI, Olatunji and PAUL, Njoku and VU, Hieu Minh (2021) Women Entrepreneurship In Nigeria Drivers, Barriers And Coping Strategies. In: I3CAC 2021, 7-8 June 2021, Bharath University, Chennai, India.

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship is often considered a male-gendered concept and carries masculine connotations. However, the importance of women entrepreneurs and their contribution to the economy has recently been realized. Over the years women are seen in Nigeria business ecosystem as an unequal gender coupled with the cultural heritage of Nigeria where each woman is expected to be submissive. Women entrepreneurs struggle with gender discrimination, financial constraints, work-family conflict, lack of infrastructural support, unfavourable business and political environments, lack of entrepreneurship education, and personality-related barriers. These obstacles negatively impact the profitability, growth and survival of women-owned businesses. Our paper provides insights into the drivers, barriers and strategies women entrepreneurs adapt to survive and grow their businesses. To achieve this goal, an unstructured questionnaire was employed to elicit information from participants. This study informs entrepreneurs, policymakers and the research community of the survival strategies adopted by women entrepreneurs in Nigeria to deal with the challenges they are facing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship education financial constraints gender discrimination women entrepreneurs work-family conflict
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 08:12
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 08:12
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/3932

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