Gender entrepreneurship has gained in popularity over the last 20 years. It is considered a driving force behind developing economies. The Middle East, known as the Sleeping Giant has created a great deal of global interest. With Lebanon, being situated at the door of the Middle East, and after surviving a civil war, Entrepreneurship has a great impact on its economy. Even though female entrepreneurship has become a current business trend, very little research has focused on the impact of gender on innovation and performance. Research in the areas of decision making, underlying factors that motivate women in the Middle East, patriarchal societies and Lebanese factors that are involved
Education / Professional training
Economy / Employment
Civil and political rights
Women entrepreneurs, Employed women, Youth (under 25)
Gender and Innovation impact on firm performance of Lebanese Entrepreneurs (current work in progress - Grant received from National council of Scientific research.)
Kassab, E., & Abusalem, A. (2015). The impact of gender on entrepreneurial activity in a multicultural society: case of the Middle East. Les Editions de l’Université Antonine 2015, Lebanon. ISBN 978-9953-552-60-6
Kassab, E., & Abou Fayad, C. (2013). Impact of the female entrepreneurial activity on the economic and business development of societies: case of Arab Asian countries. Paper presented at the EBES Conference, (Rome) Italy.
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This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.