Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Cooperation and Social Welfare, Faculty of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

2 Graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Yazd University

3 Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Yazd University, Iran


In Iran, the development and promotion of entrepreneurship is one of the serious needs of society and family structure, traditional attitudes and gender stereotypes that describe the social structures of countries have a strong impact on the process of women entrepreneurship development. To be considered. The purpose of this study is to investigate the successful entrepreneurial behaviors of women in Yazd. The present qualitative study and the study population are women entrepreneurs in Yazd. In the research sample with 15 women entrepreneurs who were different in terms of age, education, type of profession and marital status were selected by purposive and theoretical sampling. The content analysis technique was used to analyze the interviews. From the results of the analysis, three main themes were obtained. The main theme of constructive interaction with mental and social barriers includes 21 concepts and 5 sub-themes (dominance of patriarchal gender ideology, lack of structural support, stereotype of disbelief in women's ability, economic view of women's work, social short-sightedness). The theme of self-improvement was obtained from 21 concepts and 4 sub-themes (aligning with social norms, proving individual abilities, overcoming self-limitation, observing gender norms). The main themes of reflection positivity were extracted from 9 concepts and 2 sub-themes, positive self-affirmation and action self-belief.


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