Factors Affecting Constraints and Oppportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in UAE - An Overview.

  • Olivia Goncalves Curtin University
  • Sneha Bhatia
Keywords: Women entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, UAE

Abstract

Women entrepreneurs increasingly contribute to the economic growth and creation of job opportunities today. Despite the opportunities that are present in countries such as the UAE, some women are still unable to pursue their entrepreneurial motives, due to the constraints that they face. The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of various factors affecting the constraints and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in UAE. While existing literature describes some studies unfolding the wave of entrepreneurship among women, the ones focusing specifically on UAE cluster are even fewer. The paper acknowledges the various efforts made the governments to promote and encourage women entrepreneurship, and highlights some of the barriers for women entrepreneurship as well as giving recommendation to address those gaps. The article makes use previous research conducted on the topic and acts as a spring board for further empirical research.

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Author Biography

Olivia Goncalves, Curtin University

Corresponding Author

olivia.adkins@curtindubai.ac.ae

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Published
2019-03-02