Gender differences in entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions: The case of Brand Dubai

Gouher Ahmed, Christian Tabi Amponsah, Devon S. Johnson

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In this age of economic development and growth, entrepreneurship is regarded as an important factor for the promotion of economic growth, employment, social welfare in gender justice. This study is a study of entrepreneurial intentions of men and women in the Emirate of Dubai in UAE with the sample numbering 476. Entrepreneurship replete with a number of factors of entrepreneurial attributes, which however may vary over time and space and between genders. They may be universal too, which is established by this study. The result show that, the sample entrepreneurial class of women and men emerge as the one with good attitudes of 'self' and 'social', and not with the intention of just making a profit but also of creative achievement. Dubai is endowed by a well-motivated and well-intended, young and educated native and expatriate entrepreneurial class, which calls for policy and physical support from government and all concerned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-334
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2019


  • Attitudes
  • Dubai
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Gender
  • Intentions


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