new sse dissertation
''Entrepreneurship provides a venue for individuals to (re)define their identities through their activities and vice versa. The overall aim of this dissertation is to understand women’s perceptions of their entrepreneurial identities in two different socio-cultural contexts. The study is based on in-depth interviews with women entrepreneurs in Sweden and Tanzania, and addresses three research questions. The first research question looks at how women perceived their entrepreneurial identity in relation to their self-identity. The second question analyses the influence of the socio-cultural context on women’s perceptions of their entrepreneurial identities, while the third looks at the role of entrepreneurship programs in influencing women’s perceptions of their entrepreneurial identities.''
Beldina Owalla completed her PhD at the Department of Management and Organization at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her research interests are in entrepreneurship, micro-finance and SME development. Prior to her PhD studies, she was involved in the financial and operational management of various projects with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.