• The number of women entrepreneurs is growing rapidly worldwide, however, women are still less likely than men to start a new business. Two factors influencing this are barriers and drivers, however, the understanding of how their interaction affects women's entrepreneurial intention, specifically across different contexts, is lacking. This study focuses on entrepreneurial intention of women across four different European countries, by adopting both a national and supranational perspective. The analysis is based on the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Germany, Poland, Spain, and Sweden 2015 database. Overall the thesis contributes to the literature of entrepreneurship and context and also the understanding of factors influencing women entrepreneurship in Europe.

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