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Female Entrepreneurship and Agritourism Cooperatives in the Greeκ Periphery: An Overview

Dimitrios Stavroulakis1, Stefanos Karagiannis2, Roido Mitoula3 and Aristides Papagrigoriou1
  • 1 Technical Educational Institute (TEI) of Piraeus, Greece
  • 2 Panteion University, Greece
  • 3 Harokopion University, Greece


This study investigates the status of female entrepreneurs in the Greek countryside as formed in the recent years owed to the emergence of agritourism. Agritourism has provided opportunities for additional income in localities through the utilization of knowledge of traditional customs, recipes, folk art. Women entrepreneurs in the sector often function within a context of adverse circumstances, pertaining to their multiple responsibilities at home and at work. Organization of women in producers’ cooperatives has facilitated their endeavor with regard to commitment, mutual support and pooling knowledge. On the other hand, major obstacles include lack of management education and insufficient marketing of local products. Even though status of women has been upgraded to an extent due to their additional contribution to the family income, conservative stereotypes about their role remain still intact in the countryside.

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration
Volume 5 No. 4, 2013, 129-138


Submitted On: 7 February 2014 Published On: 13 March 2014

How to Cite: Stavroulakis, D., Karagiannis, S., Mitoula, R. & Papagrigoriou, A. (2013). Female Entrepreneurship and Agritourism Cooperatives in the Greeκ Periphery: An Overview. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 5(4), 129-138.

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  • Agritourism
  • Greece
  • Female Entrepreneurship
  • Agritourism Cooperatives
  • Women Farmers
  • Vocational Identity