Received: 2019-02-17  |  Accepted: 2019-11-26  |  Published: 2019-12-15

Title

Navigating on the key drivers for a transition to a green economy: evidence from women entrepreneurs in South Africa


Abstract

This research aims to determine how women entrepreneurs engaged in green entrepreneurship can help build a green economy in South Africa. The study was conducted using a non-probability conveniently selected sample of women green entrepreneurs operating in Gauteng Province, South Africa. A qualitative approach was followed involving semi-structured face to face interviews and focus groups with the selected participants. The collected data were analysed using thematic analysis. After the thematic analysis, four themes (drivers) for a Transition to a Green Economy emerged, which are green entrepreneurship education, the need for financial resources, green women entrepreneurs networking programmes and implementation for new green policies. The findings of the study will assist determine how women entrepreneurs work and engage in the green sector. Furthermore, this research makes a valuable contribution towards creating new knowledge in the green entrepreneurship sector by comprehending how women can help build a greener economy in South Africa.


Keywords

green entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs, green economy


JEL classifications

Q01 , Q56 , M00


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/465


DOI


Pages

1686-1703


Funding

This research was supported by the Govan Mbeki Research Development Centre at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.

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Authors

Maziriri, Eugine Tafadzwa
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa https://www.ufs.ac.za
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Mapuranga, Miston
Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management, Johannesburg, South Africa http://www.davinci.ac.za
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Maramura, Tafadzwa Clementine
University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa https://www.ufh.ac.za
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Nzewi, Ogochukwu I.
University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa https://www.ufh.ac.za
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

7


Number

2


Issue date

December 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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