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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Alshareef
 
First Name:
Sara
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
SPATIAL CAPABILITY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES AND NETWORKS: A CASE STUDY OF SAUDI WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
 
Paper Proposal Text :
This research aim to explore the relationship that exists between spatial capability and entrepreneurial activity (bringing opportunities through social networks) among Saudi women entrepreneurs. ‘Spatial capability’ reflects an individual’s freedom of choice to travel (Alkire, 2002; Nussbaum, 2000) to a location of activities. The study proposes that Saudi women face to some extent ‘mobility-social exclusion’, which is “the process by which people are prevented from participating in the economic, political and social life of the community because of reduced accessibility to opportunities, services, and social networks, due in whole or in part to insufficient mobility in a society” (Kenyon et al., 2002, p.10). Based on a capability approach, this study seeks to reveal Saudi women entrepreneurs’ perception of spatial capability in relation to their entrepreneurial activities- by understanding personal characteristics and contextual factors that influence their freedom of choice to travel to a location of activities. This study considers spatial capability as a unifying theoretical framework in comprehending entrepreneurship. It is hoped that this research and its potential impact will stimulate growth and development in the knowledge base of entrepreneurship’.
 
 
 

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