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My mother-in-law doesn’t like it: resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy

My mother-in-law doesn’t like it: resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy
My mother-in-law doesn’t like it: resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy
This paper provides new evidence at the intersectionality of gender, family status, and culture by focusing on a previously little researched group of middle-class women in an emerging economy. While the existing literature examines both structural and normative constraints for women entrepreneurship, little is known about the gains from relaxing structural constraints for women when compared to men. In addition to examining this new question, the paper sheds light on the binding nature of normative constraints for women entrepreneurship that persist in a patriarchal economy even when structural constraints are significantly eased. Using a mixed-methods approach, the empirical results suggest that higher resource availability differentially impact the entrepreneurial intentions of women when compared to men indicating the strong presence of normative barriers that inhibit their entrepreneurship. These normative barriers emerge through the roles people play within women’s life spheres inhibiting their entrepreneurial intentions.
Women Entrepreneurship, Resources, Network, norms/social roles, Developing country
10.1007%2Fs11187-021-00594-2
0921-898X
Karim, Shamsul
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Kwong, Caleb
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Shrivastava, Mili
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Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan
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Karim, Shamsul
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Shrivastava, Mili
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Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan
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Karim, Shamsul, Kwong, Caleb, Shrivastava, Mili and Tamvada, Jagannadha Pawan (2022) My mother-in-law doesn’t like it: resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy. Small Business Economics. (doi:10.1007%2Fs11187-021-00594-2).

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This paper provides new evidence at the intersectionality of gender, family status, and culture by focusing on a previously little researched group of middle-class women in an emerging economy. While the existing literature examines both structural and normative constraints for women entrepreneurship, little is known about the gains from relaxing structural constraints for women when compared to men. In addition to examining this new question, the paper sheds light on the binding nature of normative constraints for women entrepreneurship that persist in a patriarchal economy even when structural constraints are significantly eased. Using a mixed-methods approach, the empirical results suggest that higher resource availability differentially impact the entrepreneurial intentions of women when compared to men indicating the strong presence of normative barriers that inhibit their entrepreneurship. These normative barriers emerge through the roles people play within women’s life spheres inhibiting their entrepreneurial intentions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 December 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 January 2022
Keywords: Women Entrepreneurship, Resources, Network, norms/social roles, Developing country

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Local EPrints ID: 453283
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453283
ISSN: 0921-898X
PURE UUID: 9a5be1f7-cce6-4df4-b592-2df79262618d
ORCID for Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1225-3174

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Date deposited: 12 Jan 2022 17:31
Last modified: 13 Jan 2022 02:43

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Author: Shamsul Karim
Author: Caleb Kwong
Author: Mili Shrivastava

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