Women's entrepreneurial journeys through tourism in sub-Saharan Africa
Start dateJanuary 2019
End dateSeptember 2019
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.
SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy GENDER, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL POLICY INSTITUTE