Successful women entrepreneurs: A six-country analysis of self-reported determinants of success more than just dollars and cents

In this qualitative six-country analysis, we present self-reported definitions and determinants of success among female entrepreneurs in Canada, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland and Japan. The women became entrepreneurs because they felt rejected: the ‘push factor’. While some women defined success in terms of profits, many used non-financial factors such as number of clients, number of employees, years in business, or because ‘my peers say so’. The most important success factor was networking. Business education and training was second. Country differences are reported and the significance for new and established women entrepreneurs and the institutions supporting their efforts are discussed.

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