Department of Management

Out of the Fire and into the Frying Pan: When Women Leave Corporate Careers to Enter Entrepreneurship – Insights from Denmark

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This chapter examines the phenomenon of women leaving corporate careers to start their own ventures. In the context of what appears to be a very gender-equal society but which hides a reality of significant imbalances for women entrepreneurs, it focuses on women’s reasons for leaving, the benefits and challenges they experience as self-employed and their ambitions. The research is the result of a collaboration between a practitioner and a researcher. Based on 302 responses to a survey posted via LinkedIn, our examination shows that while Danish women find their new lives as entrepreneurs challenging and precarious, they would not return to corporate careers without absolute financial imperatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen and Global Entrepreneurship : Contextualising Everyday Experiences
EditorsMaura McAdam, James Cunningham
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Publication year2021
Chapter9
ISBN (print)9780367443337
Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Research areas

  • gender equality, gender barriers, gender imbalance

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