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Tourism, social innovation and social entrepreneurship for women in Nepal

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posted on 10.10.2018, 00:00 by Wendy Hillman, Kylie Radel
In rural and remote areas of Nepal, women are marginalised, impoverished, and exist in low socioeconomic conditions. Building on previous research of women entrepreneurs in rural and remote Nepal (Hillman & Radel, 2016; Radel & Hillman, 2016), seven female entrepreneurs from a range of tourism-related industries were interviewed to understand the contexts, approaches, strategies and success 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 asked to narrate their journeys of emancipation, social innovation, and social entrepreneurship and earn 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 grassroots, female entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment groups, and women training organisations developed specifically to support women in Nepal.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

15

Number of Pages

15

Start Date

05/04/2018

Finish Date

07/04/2018

Location

Boston, MA, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Ashoka U Exchange

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