Title: Women entrepreneurs in the Ukraine

Authors: Robert D. Hisrich, Kimberly Bowser, Larysa Szana Smarsh

Addresses: Garvin Professor of Global Entrepreneurship and Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Center, Thunderbird, 15249 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85306, USA. ' Bristol West Insurance Group, 5990 West Creek Road, Independence, OH 44131, USA. ' US Peace Corps, Washington DC, USA

Abstract: Women entrepreneurship is a growing trend in both developed and developing countries. It is critical that the motivations and results of women starting ventures within a developing country are understood in order to sustain this trend. This study identifies the factors that enable women to become entrepreneurs in the Ukraine. The findings are segmented into the entrepreneurs| personal characteristics, the reasons for their ventures, the characteristics of their business and operations, and problems for women in starting or maintaining their venture.

Keywords: women entrepreneurs; Ukraine; entrepreneurship; women in business; start-ups; female entrepreneurs; new ventures; developing countries; transition economies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2006.008929

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2006 Vol.3 No.2, pp.207 - 221

Available online: 03 Feb 2006 *

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