Evaluation of women entrepreneurship performance in OECD countries - Data Envelopment Analysis approach


KOCATEPEİİBFD, vol.23, no.2, pp.225-237, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33707/akuiibfd.841203
  • Journal Name: KOCATEPEİİBFD
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM), Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-237
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The importance of women entrepreneurship increases day by day as it has a significant contribution to economic development, job creation, and innovation. Thus, policymakers put more emphasis on the criticality of standardized data, comparative studies, and measurement methods for women's entrepreneurship because these are essential to developing public policy and incentive/support systems. Within the scope of the study, women entrepreneurship performance of OECD countries was evaluated via Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and a comparative analysis presented. Input-oriented Charnes Cooper Rhodes (CCR) model was used and the established model was solved using EMS (Efficiency Measurement System). Results show that 11 countries (Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland) are efficient countries with their women entrepreneurship performance and as an output of the analysis the inefficient countries and their references are shared. Turkey took 29th place among 30 countries in the means of women entrepreneurship performance and Turkey, France, and Portugal should be taken as references for the improvement activities.