Ana Vukičević – University of Applied Science in Šibenik, Trg Andrije Hebranga 11, 22 000 Šibenik, Croatia
Anja Celić – Stjepana Radića 72, 22 000 Šibenik, Croatia




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It is impossible to define entrepreneurship by one unique definition so there are numerous
definitions that are trying to explain this complex phenomenon. Since defining woman entrepreneurship
is based on gender determination it is fair to define it as entrepreneurship’ woman activity. With the
development of democratic society, woman enter the world of entrepreneurship in developed countries
and start equal competitiveness with men in entrepreneurship business after the emergence of centers
for woman education where they are specialized in marketing, finance, strategic development and management
sector. Democratic and developed urban areas, with developed economies, contribute to woman
entrepreneurship aware of its direct impacts on positive economy development on national level.
This paper is concerned with structural obstacles that include education choices, traditional view and
stereotypes about woman role in society. Moreover, this paper is concerned with economy obstacles
together with “soft” obstacles that include lack of access to technical, scientific and general business
networks as well as lack of business training for woman.



Entrepreneurship, Woman entrepreneurship, Innovations.




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