12 Entrepreneurial engagement, empowerment, and wellbeing of Caribbean women

A meta-synthesis

Talia Esnard


Across the world entrepreneurship has emerged as a development strategy aimed at increasing the economic participation of women to improve their wellbeing. This is also the case in the Caribbean, where entrepreneurship has been promoted with a dual purpose as poverty reduction and social empowerment strategies (Lashley, 2009; World Bank, 2007; Ffrench, 2018). With approximately 228,000 female entrepreneurs in the Caribbean (Lashley & Smith, 2015), growing calls have surfaced for new insights into the entrepreneurship phenomenon.

To some extent, these calls have resulted in a number of descriptive analyses that examine the ...

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