14 Financial capabilities, entrepreneurial self-belief and motivations among Israeli female and male entrepreneurs

Dafna Kariv, Dikla Elisha and Dafna Schwartz

DOI: 10.4324/9781003134282-18

1. Introduction

1.1. Female entrepreneurship – the Israeli ecosystem

Female entrepreneurship is a globally emerging phenomenon that has garnered, especially in recent years, the attention of many academic studies in an attempt to understand the difficulties for women undertaking an entrepreneurial career (Cardella et al., 2020). Here, we endeavor to contribute to this field of study by focusing on the role of higher education and introducing the case of Israeli students and the gender gap in entrepreneurial motivations, perceptions and choices of higher ...

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