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Gender and Entrepreneurial Activity

Edited by Albert N. Link, Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
There is growing interest in the relationship between gender and entrepreneurial activity. In this book, 37 eminent scholars from diverse academic disciplines contribute cutting-edge research that addresses, from a gender perspective, three general areas of importance: key characteristics of entrepreneurs, key performance attributes of entrepreneurial firms, and the role of financial capital in the establishment and growth of entrepreneurial firms.
Extent: 328 pp
Hardback Price: $155.00 Web: $139.50
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 473 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender and Management
There is growing interest in the relationship between gender and entrepreneurial activity. In this book, 37 eminent scholars from diverse academic disciplines contribute cutting-edge research that addresses, from a gender perspective, three general areas of importance: key characteristics of entrepreneurs, key performance attributes of entrepreneurial firms, and the role of financial capital in the establishment and growth of entrepreneurial firms.

Each chapter focuses on original, burgeoning themes related to gender and entrepreneurship, with forward-looking research that highlights key findings. For example, some authors show how the so-called ‘gender divide’ in patenting is greater than in publishing for academic entrepreneurs. Others explore the corruption in business practices, which is less for women entrepreneurs than their male counterparts, and explain why gender diversity is higher in equity crowdfunding than in other entrepreneurial finance markets. The book takes a global approach, offering examples of entrepreneurs from around the world.

Scholars and students interested in entrepreneurship and the role of gender in business will find this volume informative and eye opening.
‘Gender and Entrepreneurial Activity is comprised of twelve articles of seminal scholarship that will prove to be of immense interest to scholars and students with an interest in entrepreneurship and the role of gender in business. As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, Gender and Entrepreneurial Activity is recognized as a critically important and ground-breaking core addition to both college and university library contemporary economics collections in general, and gender studies supplemental reading lists in particular.’
– Midwest Book Review
Contributors: D.B. Audretsch, D. Benaroio, O. Bengtsson, A. Blume, M.E. Blume-Kohout, F. Carne, S. Coleman, J.A. Cunningham, B. Dolan, R.K. Goel, D. Göktepe-Hultén, C.S. Hayter, J. Hegland, N. Hodges, M. Johannesson, E. Karpova, M. Koparanova, E. Leahey, E.E. Lehmann, A.N. Link, L. Lynch, V. Mangematin, S. Marcketti, R. Mohammed, C. O’Kane, P. O’Reilly, M. Parker, R. Ram, A. Robb, T. Sanandaji, C. Trentini, S. Vismara, K. Watchravesringkan, M. Williams, K. Wirsching, R.-N. Yan, J. Yurchisin
Contents:

1. Gender and Entrepreneurial Activity: An Overview
Albert N. Link

2. The Psychology of the Entrepreneur and the Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship
Olga Bentsson, Tino Sanandaji and Magnus Johannesson

3. Female Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Germany
David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann, and Katharine Wirsching

4. Gender and Entrepreneurship: Selected Stylized Propositions, a Simple Empirical Illustration, and Some Comparisons
Rajeev K. Goel, Devrim Göktepe-Hultén, and Rati Ram

5. Apparel Industry Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners: Exploring Gender within a Global Context
Nancy Hodges, Kittichai Watchravesringkan, Miranda Williams, Jennifer Yurchisin, Elena Karpova and Sara Marcketti

6. Barriers to Academic Entrepreneurship Among Women: A Review of the Constituent Literatures
Marla Parker, Christopher S. Hayter, Lauren Lynch, and Rasheeda Mohammed

7. Elucidating the Process: Why Women Patent Less than Men
Erin Leahey and Amelia Blume

8. Corruption and Entrepreneurship: Does Gender Matter?
Claudia Trentini and Malinka Koparanova

9. Gender Differences and Academic Entrepreneurship: A Study of Scientists in the Principal Investigator Role
James A. Cunningham, Paul O’Reilly, Brendan Dolan, Conor O’Kane, and Vincent Mangematin

10. Reducing the Gender Gap in Angel Investing: The Rising Tide Program
Susan Coleman and Alicia Robb

11. Gender in Entrepreneurial Finance: Matching Investors and Entrepreneurs in Equity Crowdfunding
Silvio Vismara, Davide Benaroio, and Federica Carne

12. Gender and postgraduate training environments in STEM fields entrepreneurship
Margaret E. Blume-Kohout

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