A road to empowerment: social media use by women entrepreneurs in Egypt Online publication date: Sat, 26-Dec-2015
by Stefanie Beninger; Haya Ajjan; Rania B. Mostafa; Victoria L. Crittenden
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 27, No. 2/3, 2016
Abstract: The role of social media in the empowerment of women entrepreneurs in emerging economies is a nascent area of research, despite the large numbers of women entrepreneurs around the world. Through semistructured interviews, we explored the role social media plays in the businesses of 30 women entrepreneurs in Egypt. Egypt was an interesting context of study given limited previous research on it and the high adoption rates of social media platforms. Using a grounded theory approach to data analysis, the findings show that social media has an overall positive impact on the lives of women entrepreneurs, both professionally and personally.
Online publication date: Sat, 26-Dec-2015
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