Chapter 4 Diversity in Entrepreneurship
Published: 31 January 2016
Component type: chapter
Published in: Enterprise: Concepts and Issues
Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-75-3-2848
Diversity refers to groups of individuals of varied race, culture, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social background, age, disability, political beliefs and other traits. In theory, diversity within the global population should be reflected in entrepreneurial activity, yet entrepreneurship is relatively homogenous. Research has shown that diversity affects entrepreneurship (Audretsch et al., 2008). Understanding diversity further allows us to recognize the motivations and challenges affecting entrepreneurs. Moreover, as we grow a new generation of entrepreneurs, we must identify and break down barriers to support them in their journey towards success. Increased understanding of diversity is not only of value to entrepreneurs, but also to educators, researchers and policymakers.
- Harveen Chugh Michelle Nguyen, Heriot-Watt University (author)
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- Norin Arshed, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6775-1840
- Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1041-0022
Nguyen, H.C.M. (2016) "Chapter 4 Diversity in Entrepreneurship" In: Arshed, N. & Danson, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-75-3-2879
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