The purpose of this paper is to explore future research agendas in the field of gender and entrepreneurship by outlining a critical overview of the current theorising regarding the influence of gender upon entrepreneurial behaviours and activities.
The discussion reviews the state of existing knowledge and extrapolates future areas for potential research.
Whilst there are a number of robust reviews of gender and entrepreneurship, there is much scope to add to existing knowledge particularly by employing a critical feminist stance. In addition, discrete gender critiques are vital to inform a broader and far-reaching appraisal of the entrepreneurial project dominating the contemporary socio economic context.
This article is limited by focusing upon discrete themes. However, these are used as exemplars to indicate the potential for future development.
The author suggests future avenues for research development and encourages the development of more sophisticated analyses of interrelation between gender and entrepreneurship.
The author suggests that a gendered critique has broader implications for exposing the bias embedded within the current theorising.
Although a review of existing research, there is a thematic development of new opportunities for research development and a call to use gender as a fulcrum to articulate a more searching and critical approach to theorising entrepreneurship.
Marlow, S. (2014), "Exploring future research agendas in the field of gender and entrepreneurship", International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 102-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJGE-01-2013-0003Download as .RIS
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