Innovative and Technology-Based Women Entrepreneurs in Turkey: Capital and Performance

Cansiz M., Tekneci P. D.

JOURNAL OF ECONOMY CULTURE AND SOCIETY, no.57, pp.151-183, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 57
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.26650/jecs372449
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-183
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study explores the association of social, cultural, and economic capital with the performance of women entrepreneurs established in Turkey's technoparks. It contributes to the limited set of women's entrepreneurial studies in developing countries such as Turkey. In addition, it seeks to understand the relative role of different capital factors in women's success as entrepreneurs. This has two major implications: the first is that the findings will provide empirical evidence supporting the theories suggested in the entrepreneurial literature on the relationship between different capital factors and entrepreneurial performance. The second is that the findings will inform the decision makers who provide entrepreneurial support. We will address these factors within the framework of Bourdieu's concept of social, cultural, and economic capital classifications.