Digital inclusion of businesswomen and women entrepreneurs through social networks in the informal environment

  1. Gutiérrez-Esteban, Prudencia 1
  2. Rodríguez-Miranda, Francisco de Paula 2
  3. Cubo-Delgado, Sixto 1
  4. Hernández-Rincón, María Lourdes 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Extremadura

    Universidad de Extremadura

    Badajoz, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España



ISSN: 2014-3613

Year of publication: 2021


Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Pages: 201-232

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17583/GENEROS.7146 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2021
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.218
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Gender Studies Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 95/170
  • Area: Education Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 984/1441

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Impact: 0.230
  • Field: ESTUDIOS DE GÉNERO Quartile: C2 Rank in field: 9/25

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2021
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 1.1
  • Area: Gender Studies Percentile: 54
  • Area: Education Percentile: 37


(Data updated as of 17-02-2024)
  • Total citations: 1
  • Recent citations (2 years): 1
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 0.81


With the diffusion of Web 2.0, opportunities for collaboration, participation and training in the professional environment have widened. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of family set-up on the use of social networks by entrepreneurial women and businesswomen.Epistemologically, the study is based on the logical positivism and the hypothetical-deductive method. From a methodological point of view, this research is quantitative and presents a descriptive design.The participants in the study are woman from Extremadura and Andalucia (Spain), 477 entrepreneurs and 126 businesswomen. The forms of use of social networks by businesswomen and women entrepreneurs varies according to age-group. However, the age does not appear to have any impact on the places where social networks are used.The results lead us to believe that, in order to attain equality in the domain of digital inclusion, it is necessary to set up formal digital training to increase their digital presence and participation.

Funding information

We wish to thank all anonymous women’s participating in the study both the Andalusian Women’s Institute and the Association of Popular Universities of Extremadura. The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/ or publication of this article: This research was supported by the Spanish State Plan of Technical and Scientific Research Innovation, 2013-2016 (EDU-2013-45134-P).


    • EDU-2013-45134-P

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