The Impact of Crisis on Female Entrepreneurship in Greece

Friday, 20 July 2018: 09:15
Oral Presentation
Eleni NINA-PAZARZI, University of Piraeus, Greece
Small and medium sized enterprises play a significant role in the development of the national economy in Greece and constitute one of the main sources for the creation of new job positions. The role of female entrepreneurs in the development of this branch of economy becomes evident as more women choose to create their own companies. Many reports focus on the great potential of women owned enterprises for increasing employment, job creation and innovation. Female owned firms are considered as one of the main trends in entrepreneurship and the raising of the visibility and awareness about the economic and social role of women entrepreneurs is emphasized in order to encourage female entrepreneurship. This presentation will deal with the recent trends of female entrepreneurs during the decade of the crisis.