Purpose: The purpose of this article is to determine the factors in the context of entrepreneurship that are evident in Ecuador, a country that has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship worldwide with 34% according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) (2019). Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study was carried out with 39 cases, applying in-depth personal interviews and focus groups to selected cases in the main cities of Ecuador. Findings: The results suggest that “mumpreneurship”, copreneurship and sustainable thinking arise in response to the environment. Deepening then in the perspective of the 5M proposes by Brush et al. (2009) that give us a framework of the macroenvironment of women entrepreneurship and offers a holistic understanding of women's entrepreneurship, adding a sixth “M” which is “Environmental Thinking” or the environmental thinking that is present in the current context. Originality/value: This article is one of the first to analyse the context of female entrepreneurship in Ecuador and determine the context factors that influence the identification of opportunities and the exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. It also presents the expectations and challenges of the women who shape the authors’ case studies and give voice to Ecuadorian women. Consequently, this research will support the configuration of policies that supports each of the stages of women's entrepreneurial processes.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Challenging the context: mumpreneurship, copreneurship and sustainable thinking in the entrepreneurial process of women – a case study in Ecuador|
|Número de páginas||31|
|Publicación||Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administracion|
|Estado||Published - 20 oct. 2021|
Nota bibliográficaPublisher Copyright:
© 2021, María Eulalia Chávez Rivera, María del Mar Fuentes Fuentes and Jenny María Ruiz-Jiménez.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Gestión internacional y de empresa
- Economía, econometría y finanzas (todo)
- Estrategia y gestión
- Comportamiento organizativo y gestión de recursos humanos
- Ciencia de la gestión e investigación de operaciones