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"Entrepreneurial Women and the Business of Self-Development in Global Russia"

by Mazzarino, Andrea (2013)


A 2007 survey indicated that Russia was the only country in the world where more women than men actively sought to start their own businesses. In a social context of significant gendered inequalities in the labor force, many educated women perceived business management as a path to upward socioeconomic mobility and self-development (samorazvitie). To be a businesswoman in President Vladimir's Russia was not easy, however; it meant going against the grain of cultural assumptions that “normal” women …


Russia, Womens Work, Female Labour, Working Women, Gendered Labour, Gender, Business Management


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