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dc.contributor.authorOutsios, Georgiosen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFarooqi, Seemab Araen_UK
dc.description.abstractPurpose  Existing research highlights gender as an important dimension for entrepreneurship theory and practice. This study aims to explore the differences between female and male sustainable entrepreneurs in the areas of previous professional experiences, their performance and growth, their use of financial resources and their overall attitude to risk.  Design/methodology/approach  Through a feminist perspective and on the basis of empirical evidence gathered through a series of 20 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with male and female sustainable entrepreneurs in the UK, thr authors analyse differences between male and female sustainable entrepreneurs.  Findings  The findings suggest that female role models play a significant role in the emergence of women sustainable entrepreneurs who start from the same experience levels as men, show strong feminist attitudes and are conscious of their contribution to global sustainability. Sustainable entrepreneurship offers women professional development and a limited flexibility to balance work and family commitments. Lack of funding appears to be a major constraint applying to both female and male participants, while the authors argue that business pragmatism in a difficult investment environment triggered women’s reluctance to take on debt. Nonetheless, female sustainable entrepreneurs were found to have developed and used their professional and social networks to a greater extent than their male counterparts.   Originality/value  This study offers a new gender perspective to the research of sustainable entrepreneurship and, at the same time, contributes with findings from research on sustainable entrepreneurs to the study of gender in management.en_UK
dc.relationOutsios G & Farooqi SA (2017) Gender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the UK. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32 (3), pp. 183-202.
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Gender in Management: An International Journal by Emerald. This is the Author's Accepted Manuscript version and is not the version of record. The version of record is available at: Please cite as Outsios, G; Farooqi, SA (2017) "Gender in sustainable entrepreneurship: evidence from the UK", Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 32 Issue: 3, pp.183-202. This article is deposited under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial International Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0). Any reuse is allowed in accordance with the terms outlined by the licence ( To reuse the AAM for commercial purposes, permission should be sought by contacting
dc.subjectgender differences in sustainable entrepreneurshipen_UK
dc.subjectperformance and growthen_UK
dc.subjectfinancial resourcesen_UK
dc.subjectrole modelsen_UK
dc.subjectsocial networksen_UK
dc.titleGender in Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the UKen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleGender in Management: An International Journalen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEdinburgh Napier Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
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