Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Former Yugoslavia: An Introduction

Emil Knezović*, Ramo Palalić, Léo Paul Dana

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A vast of literature on entrepreneurship has been published in the recent period. However, the topic is relatively not new. Therefore, this introductory chapter explores the role and importance of entrepreneurship from a historical and contemporary perspective. Furthermore, we discuss the role of gender when it comes to entrepreneurship. Besides, we provide a discourse when it comes to the role of women in the former Yugoslavian society which was a key determinant of later women entrepreneurship movement. Finally, we emphasize the importance of this topic for former Yugoslavian states.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions to Management Science
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameContributions to Management Science
ISSN (Print)1431-1941
ISSN (Electronic)2197-716X


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Western Balkans
  • Women
  • Yugoslavia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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