|29th IBIMA Conference
3 - 4 May 2017
The Specificities of Female Entrepreneurship in Morocco: A State of Play through the Results of a Study
Hind Bouzekraoui and Driss Ferhane,
entrepreneurship is currently at the center of socio-economic
development strategies, with the overall objective of social inclusion
and cohesion, and the specific objective of the economic and financial
empowerment of women and their participation in Decision-making at the
policy and institutional levels, which contributes to the creation of
jobs, and value to society and economy. All this has made women's
entrepreneurship in Morocco today a recent reality which still remains
at the level of launch and development. On the subject, few studies and
little research in the Maghreb countries and in Morocco in particular
have been carried out.
The aim of this article is to present the preliminary results of a quantitative and qualitative study conducted among a sample of 80 women entrepreneurs active in various sectors of activity. The objective is to describe the current situation of the Moroccan entrepreneur through various indicators: her profile, the characteristics of the company created as well as the factors favoring and hindering its development.