Being a Woman Entrepreneur in Turkey: Life Role Expectations and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy

SAGE Open April-June 2019: 1 –19, DOI: 10.1177/2158244019846192

19 Pages Posted: 29 May 2019

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Ahmet Murat Fis

Ozyegin University

Selcen Ozturkcan

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University

Faik Gür

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 3, 2019

Abstract

Two major competing life roles, work, and family, are reported to dominate people’s efforts in constructing a life. Here, we aim to explore whether and how attributed life roles and related coping strategies of current and aspiring women entrepreneurs meaningfully differentiate and whether the existence of entrepreneurs in their families affects the formation of these different clusters. In our empirical, two-part exploratory study conducted in the emerging economy setting of Turkey, first, we utilize the survey results of 234 women entrepreneurs to explore the issue, and then in the second part of the study, we administer face-to-face interviews to draw out some critical insights. We end up with three different clusters differentiating in their responses to challenges and effect of these on their entrepreneurial self-efficacy beliefs. We believe our study may shed some light on understanding nonhomogeneous women response to roles and challenges in society and women’s entrepreneurial journey.

Keywords: women entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, work–family interaction, work–family conflict, life role expectations, emerging markets

Suggested Citation

Fis, Ahmet Murat and Ozturkcan, Selcen and Gür, Faik, Being a Woman Entrepreneur in Turkey: Life Role Expectations and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy (May 3, 2019). SAGE Open April-June 2019: 1 –19, DOI: 10.1177/2158244019846192 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3382538

Ahmet Murat Fis

Ozyegin University ( email )

Kusbakisi Cd. No: 2
Altunizade, Uskudar
Istanbul, 34662
Turkey

Selcen Ozturkcan (Contact Author)

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University ( email )

Kalmar, SE-391 82
Sweden
+46 (48) 049-7189 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://lnu.se/en/staff/selcen.ozturkcan/

Faik Gür

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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