Women's self-employment: An act of institutional (dis)integration?

A multilevel, cross-country study

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Resumé

In this paper we investigate the extent to which gender equality disintegrates women's self-employment choice (compared to that for men) and whether this is contingent upon a country's development stage and industries. We rely on symbolic interactionism to argue that employment choices emerge from an interactive conversation between individual and social institutional processes. Using data from 61 countries, we find that overall gender equality is associated with the gender gap in men's and women's self-employment choices and that this association depends upon the country's development stage and industries. Contributions are made to women's entrepreneurship and institutional theory. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Business Venturing
Vol/bind28
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)474-488
ISSN0883-9026
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013

Fingeraftryk

Industry
Cross-country study
Development stage
Gender equality
Self-employment
Symbolic interactionism
Gender gap
Women's entrepreneurship
Institutional theory

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