The list of the entrepreneurship group journal exists for the discussion and dissemination of management, finance, accounting and administration. The main objective of articles should be on methods and new techniques, or the application of existing techniques in a novel way. Whilst papers with immediate application to particular engineering problems are welcome, so too are papers that form a basis for further development in the area of study.
The psychological factors of female entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on personality and motivational factors addressing a weakness in the existing literature. Through the use of two psychometric measures, the Measure of Entrepreneurial Tendencies and Abilities, and the Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory, female entrepreneurs are strongly motivated by a need for power, commerce, logical decision making, aesthetics and a need for change.
Empirical research has largely demonstrated that a major component leading to independent employment choice is the level of education. Although some argue against it, most conclude that female business owners have a higher university degree than the overall population majority. As noted by the Gender-GEDI Executive Report âhigher education not only provides high-potential female entrepreneurs with the skills needed to grow their businesses, but also broadens their networks, another critical factor for high-potential female entrepreneurship success. A second trend identified by the literature is centered on the need to balance personal life and work responsibilities, often arising after the first child is born. It must be noted that only 39% of professional women in 2005 chose to return to work full time after taking time off for family reasons. As a result, female entrepreneurs usually tend to possess fewer years of business experience than men and often none at all. Strict and bureaucratic corporate environments deeply contributed to push women towards an independent start-up, allowing both greater wealth and flexibility.
Last date updated on July, 2014