Gender, entrepreneurship and the digital divide: a global perspective
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AbstractThe concepts and terms defining the thrust of this special issue, i.e. gender, entrepreneurship (Berger et al., 2021), the digital divide (Bowen and Morris, 2019; Millan et al., 2021; Satalkina et al., 2021), Global South (Simaan, 2020) and Global North, are very well established in the literature. Nevertheless, relatively little has been written about (1) the gendered dimension of the digital divide, (2) the digital divide and the gendered dimension of entrepreneurship (Elliott et al., 2021); and finally, (3) the specificity of these topics as they are in the Global South and Global North's peripheries (Ojediran and Anderson, 2020; Wood et al., 2021; Althalathini et al., 2020). Even if research on each of these individual domains exists, relatively little research on the intersection of these three areas exists (but cf. Visvizi et al., 2023, and earlier Kasusse, 2005; Alden, 2003). Notably, given the pace and the pervasive impact of digital transformation globally, and their diverse political, social and economic manifestations, it is necessary that the mechanisms underlying these interconnected issues and developments are identified and explored. This special issue sought to encourage this kind of conversation, always in context of the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Journal titleInternational Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship