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"Empowerment Entrepreneurship": emancipation through tourism entrepreneurship for women in Nepal

conference contribution
posted on 04.09.2018, 00:00 by Wendy Hillman, Kylie Radel
In rural and remote areas of Nepal, women are disregarded, deprived, and subsist in depressed socioeconomic situations. Building on prior research of female entrepreneurs in rural and remote Nepal (Hillman & Radel, 2016; Radel & Hillman, 2016), seven female entrepreneurs from a selection of tourism-related activities were interviewed to recognise the frameworks, styles, stratagems and accomplishment factors of their enterprises in enabling and empowering Nepali women to lift themselves out of poverty through tourism. The proprietors of these all-female led and operated tourism enterprises were invited to narrate their journeys of emancipation and how they went about earning a sustainable income for themselves and their families. The qualitative research was undertaken using a grounded theory approach in order to examine the links between pragmatic, female entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment groups, and women-only training organisations developed specifically to take care of women in Nepal.

History

Editor

Wickens E; Bakir A; Avgeli V

Start Page

71

End Page

71

Number of Pages

1

Start Date

16/05/2018

Finish Date

18/05/2018

ISBN-13

9780948314681

Location

Kathmandu, Nepal

Publisher

Tourism & Sustainable Development Conference Organising Committee

Place of Publication

UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Author Research Institute

Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Tourism & Sustainable Development