International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Women Entrepreneurship in GCC: a Framework to Address Challenges and Promote Participation in a Regional Context
Dr. Susan Zeidan, Dr. Shahin Bahrami

Women entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing phenomenon both in developed and in developing countries. Although there is a good amount of literature concerning women entrepreneurs in developed countries, relatively less is known in developing countries. This article reviews the literature on women entrepreneurs in developing countries, with specific focus on women entrepreneurs in GCC countries with an attempt to develop a framework that looks at the relationships between factors that motivate entrepreneurship activities and entrepreneurial challenges among women entrepreneurs in such countries. Examining this framework will provide some useful theoretical insights, and offer some practical suggestions and inferences for policy makers.

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