Lina Nearchou


This article is concerned with women entrepreneurs in Cyprus, an area still lacking serious in-depth research. It attempts to give some answers to questions like: Who are these women? What led them to the decision of launching their own enterprises or how do they take over the traditional family business? What type of business do they prefer to compete in? What have they most gained out of it? What are the problems they encountered in undertaking entrepreneurial activities? In order to assess all these questions, the socio-economic environment that affects them will be examined.