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Capturing Motivational Factors in Ecological Entrepreneurship and Female Entrepreneurship Research

We reviewed scientific articles published between 2008 and 2017 in Web of Science, particularly in the field of ecological entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship. This study aims to identify motivational factors to adopt ecological innovation and investigate the differences among gender. We discovered that there are 17 motivational factors which are motivating ecological entrepreneurs to adopt ecological innovation. Interestingly, female entrepreneurs are more motivated by family-related factors compared to their male counterparts. This study proposed a conceptual framework of gender-based motivational factors in adopting ecopreneurship practices and intended to invite empirical evidences for better understanding on the phenomenon. The proposed framework integrates motivational factors in two entrepreneurship fields, ecological and female entrepreneurship. It also help policy makers to form the appropriate approach in improving sustainable development as well as addressing gender and equality issues in entrepreneurship practices.

Project members

Prof. Allard van Riel
Dr Caroline Essers


Master and Doctoral Program Scholarship of the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)


2016 - 2018