Gendered institutions and women’s informal entrepreneurial activities in Nepal

Xheneti, Mirela and Thapa Karki, Shova (2017) Gendered institutions and women’s informal entrepreneurial activities in Nepal. In: Yousafzai, Shumaila, Lindgreen, Adam, Saeed, Saadat, Henry, Colette and Fayolle, Alain (eds.) Women's entrepreneurship: going beyond the gender-neutral approach. Taylor & Francis. (Accepted)

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Abstract

In this chapter, we advance our understanding of women’s entrepreneurship contextual embeddedness by focusing on institutions in Nepal and how they affect the scope for, and the nature of women’s entrepreneurial activities. Drawing on selective evidence from policy documents of the Government of Nepal and a qualitative project on women’s entrepreneurship in the informal economy, we show how gender embeddedness plays out in patriarchal contexts undergoing institutional change. More specifically, we draw particular attention to gendered institutions such as caste, marriage, family and the lack of rights over property and education and their influence on women’s entrepreneurship. Overall, our chapter provides support for recent scholarly calls on gendered accounts of entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: gender, entrepreneurship, institutions, Nepal
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Research Centres and Groups: International Business
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mirela Xheneti
Date Deposited: 25 May 2017 12:30
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 07:47
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68228

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