Title: Relationship between religious and entrepreneurial values: views from Ghanaian women entrepreneurs

Authors: Fanny Adams Quagrainie

Addresses: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, GIMPA Business School, P.O. Box AH 50, Legon-Achimota Road, Achimota Accra, Ghana

Abstract: Although literature suggests that religion can influence entrepreneurial values very few studies have actually investigated the effect of religious values which informs entrepreneurial value among women entrepreneurs in developing country like Ghana where religion is a critical part of its life. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between religious and entrepreneurial values. Drawing on socialisation and institutional theory and using a qualitative research approach, 30 women entrepreneurs were purposively selected from three main religious in Ghana. Findings showed that religious values are stronger determinants of entrepreneurial values. These determinants can either benefit or challenged women entrepreneurship. This paper contributes to understanding women entrepreneurial values as socially situated and influenced by religious values.

Keywords: religious values; entrepreneurial value; Ghana; women entrepreneurs; socialisation; institutional theory; business; globalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2018.095483

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2018 Vol.21 No.3, pp.367 - 383

Received: 11 Feb 2017
Accepted: 15 Mar 2017

Published online: 02 Oct 2018 *

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