Women entrepreneurs in Italy: A prosopographic study

  title={Women entrepreneurs in Italy: A prosopographic study},
  author={Alberto Rinaldi and Giulia Tagliazucchi},
  journal={Business History},
  pages={753 - 775}
Abstract Women entrepreneurs have long been an understudied topic in business history. This article contributes to fill this gap by analysing Italian women’s entrepreneurship from the mid twentieth century to 2016. It is based on a new dataset concerning the profiles of the 80 women who were successful entrepreneurs and became Cavalieri del Lavoro (Knights of Labour), i.e. they were decorated with the Ordine al ‘Merito del Lavoro’ (Order of Merit for Labour), the highest recognition for… 
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