Title: International women entrepreneurs and international opportunity recognition skills for start-up ventures

Authors: Imtiaz Mostafiz; See-Kwong Goh

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Law, Taylor's University, No. 1, Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia ' Faculty of Business and Law, Taylor's University, No. 1, Jalan Taylor's, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: Entrepreneurship is an alternative employment source of women in many nations. It has been shown that entrepreneurship is often a male-dominated sphere. However, women with proper skills, knowledge, learning, and support can flourish in entrepreneurial activities. The aim of this paper is to provide deeper insights on international women entrepreneurship by focusing on the success factors of women entrepreneurs, international opportunity recognition skills, and performance of start-up ventures. Building on the extant literature of human capital, social network relationships, and entrepreneurship literature, this study presents a conceptual model predicting the performance of new start-up ventures of women entrepreneurs. The article concludes with important theoretical and practical research implications, and provides future research avenues.

Keywords: women entrepreneurship; human capital; social network; work-life support; international opportunity recognition skills.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2018.10016485

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2018 Vol.11 No.3, pp.201 - 220

Received: 15 Mar 2018
Accepted: 15 Mar 2018

Published online: 01 Oct 2018 *

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