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The Nordic Welfare Model: Barrier or facilitator of women's entrepreneurship in Denmark

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  • Department of Management
  • Centre for Organizational Renewal and Evolution (CORE)
 The aim of this paper is to elucidate the impact of welfare policies on women's entrepreneurship because the benefits of these policies do not reflect in the numbers of female entrepreneurs. These are consistently similar to those in other countries that do not have a similar welfare model. Hence this article seeks to investigate the reasons underlying this apparent anomaly so that future policies in Scandinavia nd Europe may be tailored to suit the needs of female entrepreneurs. We are addressing this through the analytical lens of a gender regime model which shows that hierarchical gender patterns have proven remarkably resilient and that social context matters. The results of the analysis shows that there is a schism between welfare models that facilitate employment and those that facilitate   entrepreneurship and that in order to overcome the obstacles female entrepreneurs 'babystrap'.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventISBE Annual Conference - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 20097 Nov 2009
Conference number: 32


ConferenceISBE Annual Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom

    Research areas

  • Nordic Welfare Model, Female Entrepreneurs

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