Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: A Cross-Country Comparison of the Characteristics of Polish and South African Women Entrepreneurs
Issue: Vol. 9, No 4, 2016
Published date: 12-2016 (print) / 12-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Sebastian Kot
Natanya Meyer
Aneta Broniszewska
Keywords: characteristics, cross-country comparison, Poland, SouthAfrica, women entrepreneurs
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-4/13
Index PUBMS: 71e9e357-020a-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 207-221 (15)
JEL classification: L26, J16

Globally, the promotion of entrepreneurship is considered vital for improved and sustained economic growth. Although the importance of entrepreneurship has been emphasised, there are still many gaps in this research field. One of these gaps includes cross-country comparisons between women entrepreneurs. The purpose of this study was to identity the most important characteristics that these entrepreneurs felt they needed to have as part of running their businesses. A cross country analysis was done between South African and Polish woman entrepreneurs. Eighteen characteristics were identified and results were refined to the ones deemed most important by participants. The results of this study indicated that Polish and South African women entrepreneurs have different perceptions of the characteristics they consider most important in running their businesses. A better understanding of the differences or similarities women entrepreneurs from different countries exhibit towards various entrepreneurial topics, could assist with development and growth of this research field.