Access to Credit and Women Entrepreneurs: A Systematic Literature Review

Ferdinando Giglio
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXIII, Issue 4, 312-335, 2020
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/1686


Purpose: This document aims to investigate some of the problems women entrepreneurs face when they request access to credit. Design / Methodology / Approach: Through the systematic review of the literature, documents relating to the research topic have been detected. Findings: A detailed analysis revealed four main research areas: supply and demand barriers, obstacles related to the characteristics of the entrepreneur and the enterprise, lack of financial resources, and problems related to the country's social and cultural traditions. Practical Implications: Different studies have been conducted in non-European countries. Studies could be carried in Italy, given the shortage. Other variables may be added to the model. Originality/Value: It is a document that seeks to understand how women entrepreneurs find themselves, especially in the workplace.

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