Women’s Entrepreneurship and Their Organization in the Context of Gender Factor: A Case Study in the Konya City

Esen Şahin, Muammer Zerenler, Vasviye Özlem Akgün


Scientific and technological advancements in our contemporary world have substantially altered dynamics of competition in parallel to the production systems. These changes have brought new dimensions to the entrepreneurship as well as business administration fields. The differences in social responsibilities based on gender have been part of people’s life from its beginning to the end. The entrepreneurship understanding which has presented great developments in all over the world since 1980s has been interested in by women as much as men recently. In our present era in which women’s participation into the business life accelerated and accordingly their rate within the total labor is continuously rising, economic and social development process and fast paced advancements in science and technology have evolved women’s role in society and turned them into primary players in the business life. Organization is one of the essentials of living social life based on various reasons. In terms of social context, organizations in the forms of sociological, civil or labor unions have always been part of people’s life. In the aspect of entrepreneurship, movement of entrepreneurs within an organization can be viewed the result of their way of business and requirement of competition and our contemporary world. The purpose of this study is present that women who naturally own different perspective in many areas than men add different taste and success into the business life through their equalizer factors in both social relationships and private life; and to draw women entrepreneurs’ general profiles and their organization in the context of Konya City case.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n10p737

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