Analysing Determinants Influencing Female Entrepreneurship Engagement in the Czech Republic: What is the Role of Caring Responsibilities?, Dr. Ondřej Dvouletý, Dr. Jarmila Šebestová, Dr. Ivana Svobodová, Dr. Blanka Habrmanová and Jana Müllerová
Dr. Ondřej Dvouletý, Dr. Ivana Svobodová, Dr. Blanka Habrmanová, Jana Müllerová
Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Administration
Prague University of Economics and Business, Prague
Dr. Jarmila Duháček Šebestová
Department of Business Economics and Management, School of Business Administration
Silesian University in Opava
Purpose: This research aimed to expand the current state of the art on female entrepreneurs' characteristics from the perspective of the small European open economy – the Czech Republic. The study explores the individual determinants of female entrepreneurship engagement, and it focuses mainly on the role of caring responsibilities.
Design/methodology/approach: The study relies on a secondary research sample of 7,204 employed or self-employed women participating in the 2017 edition of the European Union Labour Force Survey. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine differences between female employees, solo self-employed women and jobs creating females.
Findings: The main conclusion is that there were no statistically significant differences between family-related variables (having a partner, number of children, marital status) and entrepreneurial engagement of the Czech women. Other results showed that both types of female entrepreneurs work on average longer hours and have more years of experience.
Practical implications: Our study contributes to the ongoing discussion on managing business and having a partner and family by noting that women in today's society have learned how to balance their business-related and family-related duties.
Originality/value: The article extends the previous evidence on female entrepreneurship in the Czech Republic by delivering statistically robust empirical findings based on a large and representative dataset.
Keywords: Female Entrepreneurship; Gender Entrepreneurship; Individual Determinants of Self-employment; Caring Responsibilities.
JEL codes – L26, L53, P42
Citation: Dvouletý, O., Šebestová, J. D., Svobodová, I., Habrmanová, B. and Müllerová, J. (2022): Analysing Determinants Influencing Female Entrepreneurship Engagement in the Czech Republic: What is the Role of Caring Responsibilities? World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol 18, No. 1, pp. 1–19.