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Chapter 4 Diversity in Entrepreneurship

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-75-3-2879

ISBN: 978-1-910158-75-3

Published: 31 January 2016

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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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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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