Dr Lebègue on Women Entrepreneurship

We at the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre and Plymouth Business School were pleased to welcome Dr Typhaine Lebègue to our team for two months.

Dr Typhaine Lebègue holds a PhD in Management Science in France and her thesis has focused on the entrepreneurial process of women in France. She continued her research on this theme and focuses on development of entrepreneurial identity and various forms of entrepreneurial support. She had set-up and run a company, co-created a club of women entrepreneurs and co-organized four exhibitions of women entrepreneurs. She is regularly invited as a speaker for female entrepreneurship and works to ensure the dissemination of its work within the professional world.

During her time here Dr Lebègue worked on her research and also delivered couple of talks to students and academics about women and entrepreneurship.

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The talk summarised the key points from her previous research on the development of the women-entrepreneurial process and also offered a critical analyses of institutional support. The talk was based on a longitudinal study tracing the evolution of the path of women entrepreneurs.  The concept of gender was mobilized to show how gender relations influence the entrepreneurial reality of women.

Furthermore, the talk offered a critical assessment of institutional support available for female entrepreneurs to demonstrate how the institutional discourse promoting female entrepreneurship continues to use a framework based on the classic capitalist system and thus participates in the reproduction of domination practices.

Despite the slow growth of the economy, the entrepreneurial activity of women worldwide increased by 7% from 2012 to 2014 (The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor).

Female entrepreneurship has great potential, not only in terms of job creation, but also in terms of innovation and societal development.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Lebègue for her visit and the interesting presentation and wish her all the best from all of us here at the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre.

Thank you for reading my post.

Elena Novakova- Network Advisor in External Relations
Elena Novakova- Network Advisor in External Relations
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