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Gender embeddedness in patriarchal contexts undergoing institutional change: evidence from Nepal

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posted on 2023-06-09, 06:24 authored by Mirela XhenetiMirela Xheneti, Shova Thapa KarkiShova Thapa Karki
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.

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  • Published

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  • Accepted version

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Page range

106-118

Pages

288.0

Book title

Contextual embededdness of women's entrepreneurship: going beyond the gender-neutral approach

ISBN

9781472483560

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  • Strategy and Marketing Publications

Research groups affiliated with

  • International Business Publications

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  • No

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Editors

Alain Fayolle, Shumaila Yousafzai, Colette Henry, Saadat Saeed, Adam Lindgreen

Legacy Posted Date

2017-05-25

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2017-05-25

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