Gender, entrepreneurship and qualifications in Portugal: trends, contexts and individual experiences

Using a gender perspective, the aim of this quantitative and qualitative research project is to examine entrepreneurship patterns and dynamics in Portugal, how these patterns and dynamics affect daily functioning of PT SME,and how they affect life course of individual entrepreneurs, especially women.It is crucial for the project to examine the gendered nature of entrepreneurship in Portugal, something which will be connected to a broader, integrated analysis of main determinants explaining the identified patterns of entrepreneurship.This framework needs to be addressed if a deeper understanding of social and cultural determinants of women and men’s entrepreneurship behaviour is to be achieved.A number of articulated methodological strategies will be used in this research.As we wish to achieve an in-depth, understanding of the determinants of entrepreneurship it is necessary to use a multi-level approach.

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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
External Partners
CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
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