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Introduction

This book’s objective is to advance understanding in the field of female entrepreneurship. Kuratko and Hodgetts’s1 ‘encapsulating’ definition of entrepreneurship states that:

entrepreneurship represents a dynamic process of vision, change, and creation, requiring an application of energy and passion towards the creation and implementation of new ideas and creative solutions. Therefore, it includes the willingness to take calculated risks, the ability to formulate an effective team, the creative skill to manage needed resources, and fundamental skills of building a solid business plan, and finally, the vision to recognize opportunity where others see chaos, contradiction, and confusion.

Buttner and Moore defined a female entrepreneur ...

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