Technological and institutional perspectives of women’s IT entrepreneurial intention in Saudi Arabia

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Conference Proceeding
AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, 2017, 2017-August
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© 2017 AIS/ICIS Administrative Office. All Rights Reserved. Despite the increasing awareness of the importance of technological entrepreneurship and innovation, and the necessity to enhance women participation in such businesses, a comprehensive literature review shows a paucity of research in women’s IT entrepreneurship. Specifically, Information Systems and female entrepreneurship disciplines have ignored the study of women’s IT entrepreneurial behavior. Drawing on previous literature, this research for the first time aims to develop an integrated model of women’s IT entrepreneurship. Particularly, this research in progress aims to examine the influence of institutional and technological factors on intention and decision-making processes that lead women to become tech-entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. The investigation reveals that understanding entrepreneurial intention is critical for motivating a new generation of women entrepreneurs in the IT context. Better guidance can be a new driver of IT entrepreneurial behavior among Saudi women which is the aim of this study.
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