Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia

Public Policies and Private Practices

  • Mary Ann Maslak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mary Ann Maslak
    Pages 1-8
  3. Economies and Documents

  4. Country-Level Initiatives

  5. Case Studies

  6. Frameworks

  7. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-243

About this book


This book examines policies and practices that relate to the education of female entrepreneurs in China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan. Through both textual and interview data, the book reveals the importance of initiatives that structure entrepreneurships for women, and informal learning through networks in a variety of settings which promotes their understandings of business. Part I offers an overview of the formal and informal sectors of the economy and the international development plans related to each. Part II proffers national development plans and business policies related to female entrepreneurship in each of the five countries. Part III provides stakeholders’ perspectives of entrepreneurial learning in each country. Part IV presents conceptual and theoretical models which offer a visual representation of entrepreneurs’ learning process. Finally, Part V grapples with the inclusion of informal learning and networking experiences for female entrepreneurs.


Female Entrepreneurship Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Sustainable Development Millennium Development Goals Feminist Standpoint Theory educational policy informal learning Corporate Social Responsibility Federation of Indian Women entrepreneurs The United Nations Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor

Authors and affiliations

  • Mary Ann Maslak
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationSt John's University School of EducationJamaicaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55482-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55483-3
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