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Gender, STEM women and entrepreneurship: a review and future research directions

Treanor, Lorna



Purpose: This invited paper aims to explore current knowledge and recent trends within published management research to illustrate the development and contribution of research on this topic and to outline promising future research directions. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic literature review of 34 articles between January 2018 and August 2022 has been undertaken, which reflects the increased scholarly attention, in recent years, upon the topic of women entrepreneurs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Findings: This review highlights that this topic remains under-explored and that recent research tends to explore STEM women's entrepreneurial activity in different country contexts. The opportunity exists to advance theoretical understandings of how gender is operationalised within gendered contexts and places. Originality/value: This paper reviews research to date and offers suggested avenues for further research.


Treanor, L. (2022). Gender, STEM women and entrepreneurship: a review and future research directions. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 14(4), 499-520.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 21, 2022
Online Publication Date Sep 27, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2022
Journal International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship
Print ISSN 1756-6266
Electronic ISSN 1756-6274
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 4
Pages 499-520
Keywords Economics and Econometrics; Business and International Management; Gender Studies
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