Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Sociology of Economics and Development, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch

2 Associate Professor and Faculty Member, Faculty of Islamic Studies and Economics, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch


One of the reasons for the unsuccessful presence of women in the field of entrepreneurship is the lack of theorizing and the shortcomings in policy making. New studies in the field of new approaches compatible with gender dimensions in the field of women entrepreneurship have been presented for this purpose. The main question of the present study is what the new approaches and approaches in the field of women entrepreneurship are? Can these new approaches and developments in gender studies, while reducing inadequacies, create new opportunities for women to play a better role in development? To answer these questions, first the most important new theoretical approaches in the field of women entrepreneurship were identified and categorized. Then, in order to evaluate and complete them, semi-structured interviews were conducted with a sample of 19 university professors, managers, as well as a number of successful female entrepreneurs, and thematic analysis method was used to analyze the collected data.
Empowerment in self-knowledge, women being pioneers in charity works, complementarity of family and social roles, Women creating surplus value are some of the 47 main themes identified in this study. This means that by intersecting the transgender characteristics of entrepreneurship with the gender roles of women in the objective and practical field, a new conceptual framework in the field of women entrepreneurship can be achieved that can lead to new opportunities, as well as reduce barriers and shortcomings.


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