MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS: DRIVERS BEHIND WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ DECISION TO START AN ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE IN CROATIA

IVANA FOSIĆ, JELENA KRISTIĆ, ANA TRUSIĆ

Abstract


A decision to start a business is not easy because it is result of the economic conditions, cultural context, but also “push” and “pull” factors. In order to determine woman motivational factors, a survey of 1,157 Eastern Croatia respondents was conducted. The purpose of the research was to determine which motivations the potential future entrepreneurs believe trigger women entrepreneurs’ decision to start an entrepreneurial venture. The results show that women are considered to be financially motivated. The fact that real-life women entrepreneurs from previous research have stated slightly different motivations shows that there is room for improvement of entrepreneurship education.


Keywords


entrepreneurial venture; women entrepreneurs; motivational factors; “push” and “pull” motivation; entrepreneurship education

JEL Codes


B54; J01; J16

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