JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE
En Route to a Typology of the Female Entrepreneur? Similarities and Differences
Among Self-Employed Women
Author(s): Paul J. Davis, Fatima Abdiyeva
Citation: Paul J. Davis, Fatima Abdiyeva, (2012) "En Route to a Typology of the Female Entrepreneur? Similarities and Differences Among Self-Employed Women," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 13, Iss. 4, pp. 121 - 137
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
This paper explores the extent to which women entrepreneurs and their businesses share a set of common characteristics and/or experiences internationally and introduces new research on women entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan. It finds that while women entrepreneurs around the world share many common characteristics, there exist sufficient exceptions or insufficient evidence to validate any unifying typology. Further, that the experiences of women entrepreneurs and the women themselves are not homogenous and that formulation of a typology would be simplistic and, in itself, sexist. The Kazakhstani research introduced suggests the experience of women entrepreneurs there is similar to that of women entrepreneurs in many other countries.