Women's entrepreneurial journeys through tourism in sub-Saharan Africa
This study aims to advance understanding of women’s experiences of tourism entrepreneurship in Ghana and Nigeria by examining how spatial contexts influence gendered entrepreneurial pathways. A mixed-methods post-structuralist feminist approach will be utilised to generate complex insights into the ways different dimensions of context, such as institutional, geographic and culture, influence gendered and non-normative entrepreneurial pathways.
Aims and objectives
This project’s specific objectives are:
- Analyse women’s pathways in tourism entrepreneurship (How does the specificities of place shape women’s participation in entrepreneurial activities?)
- Identify barriers and facilitators (What are the enablers and challenges involved in enabling women to engage in tourism entrepreneurship?)
- Develop evidence-based policy and practice recommendations to foster women’s entrepreneurship in tourism (Identify key findings to be utilised as a case for support in a future research proposal).
Additional team members:
- Anna de Jong
- Manuel Alector Ribeiro
- Cristina Figueroa Domecq
- Dr Ewoenam AFENYO-AGBE, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
- Dr Issahaku Adam, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
- Dr Ogechi ADEOLA, Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria
Research groups and centres
We have a world-class reputation for our research in hospitality, tourism, transport and events.