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A postcolonial and pan-African feminist reading of Zimbabwean women entrepreneurs

Imas, J. Miguel and Garcia-Lorenzo, Lucia ORCID: 0000-0001-9166-0263 (2023) A postcolonial and pan-African feminist reading of Zimbabwean women entrepreneurs. Gender, Work and Organization, 30 (2). 391 - 411. ISSN 0968-6673

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Identification Number: 10.1111/gwao.12931


This paper challenges the Eurocentric entrepreneurship narrative from postcolonial and pan-African feminist perspectives. Based on interview research conducted with 24 Zimbabwean women entrepreneurs, we narrate their microstorias in order to expose the legacy of entrepreneurial colonialism and patriarchy in Africa. The microstorias reveal the colonial past as well as the patriarchal norms that disenfranchise women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe. Yet, they also reveal their struggle, resilience, resistance and their ongoing fight to construct their own identities as entrepreneurs. The paper contributes to enhance and advance further postcolonial, decolonial and critical voices in entrepreneurship and organization studies by challenging the prevailing western discourse of entrepreneurship from the introduction of necroentrepreneurism; giving support to intersectional postcolonial and Pan-African feminist perspectives that voice global South women entrepreneurship and, by decolonizing and decentring the theoretical debates on entrepreneurship and organization.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2022 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2024 20:24

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